Typical programs and activities every week include:

We have at least 2-3 programs going on Monday-Thursday at the center. Programs that take place at the center typically take place 3:30-4:30 pm.


Community Service– serving at Reach Out Lakota

What is YOUR E?- EDGE will be focusing on the 3’ E’s- Enrolled, Enlisted, Employed. Most Mondays we will have a representative at EDGE to do a presentation and Q/A with students focused on being either Enrolled, Enlisted, or Employed by the time they graduate from high school. We will have business leaders, different branches of service, and colleges all represented to speak to our students. Some visits scheduled for 2nd semester are: UC Blue Ash, Cincinnati State, Aveda Frederick Institute, Marines, and the Army.

Tutoring- Adult volunteers/staff will be available for tutoring, including Math.



Community Service– serving at Lakota YMCA latchkey programs at Endeavor and Van Gorden

DUDE’s Group– EDGE “Dudes” will be able to participate in this Male Empowerment group that will focus on a variety of topics, but some might be preparation for their future and relationships. This will be lead by our staff member, Ryan Miller.

Tutoring– Adult volunteers/staff will be available for tutoring, including Math.



Community Service– serving at Chesterwood Village Nursing Home

Healthy Living– Students will be able to meet with Amy, a licensed counselor from Focus On Youth, our mental health provider. Students will engage in large group discussions to learn skills and discuss how to cope with different aspects of their lives. Topics will vary from anxiety, grief, coming from blended families, depression, eating disorders, and relationships. Students that have signed a Focus On Youth release form, can also sign up for time slots to have one on one discussions with Amy.

Mid Pointe Library Bookmobile- students have the opportunity to check books out from this mobile library once a month at EDGE. Students can check out books for pleasure or for their school assignments.



Community Service– serving at PAWS (animal shelter)

Life Skills- teens will participate in learning and building Life Skills that are important moving into adulthood. Some of the Life Skills they will learn will be basics of sewing, car maintenance, and how to handle basic medical emergencies.

Mid Pointe Library Programs– Students will be able to participate in a variety of programs such as jewelry making, clay creations, building a terrarium, learning to cross stitch, and Anime.



Tutoring- Adult volunteers/staff will be available for tutoring, including Math.

Fun Fridays- group games such as Kahoot or Family Feud

Special programs to be on the look out for:

January 14-16- Maximum Freedom partners with EDGE for a Sex Education Quiz Bowl and conversations about healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

February 11th-14th– EDGE will have a Job Readiness Program that help prepares teens for their first part-time job.

March 1- Real Money. Real World is an active, hands-on experience that gives students the opportunity to make lifestyle and budget choices similar to those they will make as adults.



Community Service– students serve at a variety of places a couple Saturdays a month. Places we will serve will be with S.E.L.F., M25M, RASKALS, Shamrock Shuffle, and many different community events.


On any given day teens could also be:

  • Playing basketball
  • Taking a painting class
  • Receiving tutoring
  • Playing air hockey, pool, foosball, ping pong
  • Playing board games
  • Playing video games
  • Doing budgeting exercises
  • Learning job skills at our cafe


Special Events happening 2nd semester– We will have monthly visits from Cincinnati State-Middletown, including their willingness to talk to parents about FAFSA and help with that process. Mid March we will also have a parent information night about how to prepare for the college process. Parents will learn what their students need to be preparing as sophomores and juniors to start the application process.


January 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Lakota Holiday Break- No EDGE
  • Dudes Group with Ryan
  • Lakota Holiday Break- No EDGE
  • 1st day back from break
  • Teens are back for 2nd Semester:)
  • Mid-Pointe Library- Anime
  • Dudes Group with Ryan
  • Butler Tech Visit- Parents/Teens Q and A with BT reps
  • Focus on Youth programs/counseling w/Amy
  • 3E's Thursday Edition- University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash Branch
  • Maximum Freedom @ EDGE to talk about Relationships
  • Maximum Freedom @ EDGE to talk about Relationships
  • Focus on Youth programs/counseling w/Amy
  • Maximum Freedom @ EDGE to talk about Relationships
  • Bookmobile
  • Community Service S.E.L.F
  • Girls Night
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No EDGE
  • Dudes Group with Ryan
  • Focus on Youth programs/counseling w/Amy
  • Mid Pointe Library- Jewelry Making
  • 3E's Program- US Navy will be @EDGE
  • Dudes Group with Ryan
  • Focus on Youth programs/counseling w/Amy