Greetings from ESCO!

We have been hard at work this offseason and we have exciting news to share about our two largest programs.

Community Outreach Soccer Program
We are excited to share that ESCO FC will be launching this Fall. ESCO FC will be ESCO’s very own soccer club with teams of kids who participate in our free soccer outreach programs. The kids in these programs do not have the means to afford park district soccer, let alone club soccer and we’re happy to say their club fees will be fully subsidized by ESCO. No longer will financial barriers prevent these great kids from playing and competing as a team. They will have their own coach, uniforms, and equipment, and compete in leagues like NISL and IYSL. More exciting news to come!

Youth Leadership Program
Joe Bush will be joining the ESCO team on April 1 to lead and develop our Youth Leadership program. Joe is a social science teacher at Elk Grove HS, heads up their youth leadership program, and is a soccer coach for the school. He has been involved in our program in the past, mainly leading a meeting or two per year, but now he will be taking on a much larger role.

Joe’s primary role will entail:

  • Developing a year-long curriculum connecting our five levels of leadership to our meetings
  • Developing the youth board
  • Leading our youth leadership meetings throughout the year

Rob Moore will continue to play an instrumental role with the youth leaders, but will be focused on the coordination of the various youth leader activities (service projects, volunteer opportunities, fundraising, etc.). Rob will also continue to head up our Community Outreach program which has continued to grow every year.

Save the Date!
ESCO Golf Classic – Monday, June 12, 2023 at Rolling Green Country Club

Please be sure to follow ESCO on Instagram to see what we’ve been up to.

Jay Casaletto
Executive Director