GROUPS & PROGRAMS

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. Programs are NOT mandatory, but if you or your student finds an interest in them, they are more than welcome to join at any time.
 

Mondays

Community Service– serving at Chesterwood Village Nursing Home

Redlife– this is a faith-based group that tackles hot topics in the teen world. This will be a discussion-based group.

Healthy Living– students can taste and learn how to make a healthy snack.

 

Tuesdays

Community Service– serving at the Healing Center

Leadership In Training– this group will be led by our partners at Envision. Students will learn skills to be a leader among their peer groups. There will be a focus on not only leadership skill building, but also prevention of drugs and alcohol.

Math Tutoring– former high school math teacher will be here to assist students.

Guys Group– EDGE guys will be able to participate in this Male Empowerment group that will focus on their future of getting their first job, how to look for colleges, and how to decide what to do after high school. This will be lead by our adult volunteer, Mr. Randall.

EDGE Study Tables– We will shut down all the “noise” of EDGE and create an environment that lends itself to studying and getting homework done. Peer tutoring will also happen during this time.

 

Wednesdays

Community Service– serving at the YMCA Latchkey Programs at Endeavor and Van Gorden.
Math and Science Tutoring– UC graduate student will be here to assist students.
Healthy Living– Students will be able to meet with a counselor from Focus on Youth, our mental health provider, thanks to a grant provided by the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty. 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. Individual counseling is also available.
Career Exploration– this will be an 8-week class that is led by our partner, Discover Your Path. The students will be guided through many exercises to help them better understand their options for the future as it pertains to college or career. This will be a small group; 10-12 students will be the max and sign-ups will be first come, first serve. This starts at the end of October. More information about this class will come in the beginning of October.
 

Thursdays

Community Service– serving at PAWS (animal shelter)
Career Exploration– Students will get the opportunity to investigate 2-year college options.
MidPointe Library– Students will be able to check out books once per month via their new bookmobile and on the other Thursdays, students will be able to participate in a variety of programs such as, STEM, book clubs, and anime.

Fridays

Film Project– EDGE is partnering with Maximum Freedom to provide the students with guidance to develop their own short film that will be entered in a film festival at the end of the school year.

 

 

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.

Programs that happen on different days are: art projects, cooking demonstrations, film class, gardening, center-based service projects, and healthy relationships workshop.

July 2018

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  • Meagana to Summer Lunch Program
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  • Edge at night: summer series
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  • EDGE Golf Outing
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  • EDGE cleaning day...
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  • Edge at night: summer series - last night
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