Safety Council

Engage Estero Safety Council is made of volunteers serving as a voice for the citizens of greater Estero on safety and transportation priorities and issues. We advocate for related solutions to Village, County, and State Government organizations.

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Road Safety in Greater Estero

Road Safety in Greater Estero

Road Safety in Greater Estero By Contributing Author, Mark Novitski, and Engage Estero Consultant.  Everyone has their definition of what determines road safety or, conversely, what makes our roads unsafe. In writing extensively about Corkscrew Road, I have...

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Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comprtroller Kevin Karnes is now offering an alert notification system for Lee County property owners to reduce fraud. When you sign-up, if a deed, mortgage, or other non-Court official record is recorded in your name, you will be...

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Environment Council

Engage Estero Environment Council is a volunteer group focusing on improving water and air quality and mitigating and eliminating the effects of climate warming in greater Estero.

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Health Council

Engage Estero Community Health Council comprises health* and safety-minded volunteers who think about community health comprehensively with a common desire to improve the overall health of the citizens of greater Estero.

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Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

The facts Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 300,000 lives annually. Approximately 95 percent of SCA victims die before they reach a hospital or receive medical attention. How Can We Help Reduce This...

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Education Council

Engage Estero mobilizes volunteers in our schools, sponsors scholarships, and promotes the involvement of the community through announcements and public forums.

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Estero High Cambridge Students Recognized

Estero High Cambridge Students Recognized

By Mike Wasson, Director, Engage Estero The Village of Estero Council issued a Proclamation its Meeting on Wednesday, March 6th honoring 39 Estero High School Students who were presented the Cambridge Outstanding Learners Awards. In his remarks, Jon McLain, Village of...

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Updates on Issues of Impact

Engage Estero believes the best way to get a community involved is to make sure they are aware of the issues impacting their future, and know how to impact those decisions before they are made. We conduct and publish original research and articles aimed at getting residents Engaged.

Junior Achievement Program Seeking Volunteers

Village of Estero is working with Lee District School Board & Administrative staff, and ECCL Outreach Council to introduce a comprehensive JA Program for Estero-area schools.  This will include JA Lesson Plan programs being delivered in all Estero-area elementary, middle, and high schools.          

 

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Here is How It Works

Educators invite Junior Achievement into their classrooms (K – 12) because JA Volunteer Mentors with well-designed JA Lesson Plan program materials offer educators an exciting experiential-learning environment that gives students a real-world perspective. JA program content supports curriculum standards to help students achieve educator’s learning objectives. Overall, educators also found that JA programs have a positive impact on students.

Students who complete the required set of JA lesson plans earn a JA Certificate. For Volunteer Mentors, it is an unforgettable experience. Volunteer Mentors experience the energy and excitement from this very engaging process. Educators and schools benefit from students learning economics through Junior Achievement programs.

  • JA Volunteer Mentors are recruited and trained;
  • Teacher and JA schedule dates and times arranged
    compatibly for Volunteer Mentor and the school;
  • Volunteer Mentor teaches 5-7 individual Lessons Plans (50-
    minute class, depending on Grade Level);
  • Teacher remains in classroom during each 50-minute class
    to assist and maintain decorum.

How can you help?

VOLUNTEER to empower and inspire our local youth! ECCL Outreach Council is looking for volunteers to become planners, Career Day Speakers, classroom experiential Volunteer Mentors, and advocacy recruiters. There are no hard and fast qualifications. If you can volunteer for any of these roles in helping Estero-area students and schools you are invited to participate. Time commitment can be what fits your schedule. As you know, working with the kids can be a most rewarding and memorable experience for both the students and you.

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To learn more, contact Jim Shields (jimshields@fl-office.com)

JA Volunteers help make school relevant and fun, which means students are more likely to become contributing, successful members of their communities. As volunteers share their real-world experiences while presenting JA Lesson Plan materials, they help students bridge the gap between what they learn at school and what they can expect in the world of work. A majority of volunteers declare that JA programs make an impact on students’ lives.

Here is what teachers had to say …

  • 81% said that students developed or improved their problem-solving skills by participating in JA.
  • 88% responded favorably to this Statement, “JA curriculum reflects the state’s educational standards.”
  • 93% reported, “JA curriculum connects what students learn in the classroom with the outside world and their future.”