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



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.


Special programs:

February 11th-13th– We are excited to announce the launch of a NEW program at EDGE! Job Prep is an exciting program that will help teens feel more secure and confident when searching, applying, and interviewing for their 1st part-time job. Industry experts helped EDGE staff develop a customized program to help teens with the soft and hard skills needed to put them ahead of their peers also looking for jobs. The first session of this program will take place at EDGE on Monday, February 11th-13th from 3:30 pm- 5 pm. There are only 20 spots available for the first session. Click here to find out more details and Sign Up! We are excited to partner with First Financial Foundation to make this program possible.

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.


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.


March 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • 3E Program- Sinclair Mason
  • Dudes Group with Ryan
  • Focus on Youth programs/counseling w/Amy
  • EDGE Teen Center Anniversary- opening date
  • EDGE Celebration- EDGE 10 year Anniversary!
  • Community Service- Shamrock Shuffle
  • 3E's Program- Visit from the Marines w/ Sgt. Flint
  • EDGE Open- extra hours for ACT
  • Dudes Group with Ryan
  • Focus on Youth programs/counseling w/Amy
  • MidPointe Point- Jewelry Making Day
  • Lakota Spring Break- No EDGE
  • Lakota Spring Break- No EDGE
  • Dudes Group with Ryan
  • Lakota Spring Break- No EDGE
  • Focus on Youth programs/counseling w/Amy
  • Lakota Spring Break- No EDGE
  • Lakota Spring Break- No EDGE
  • Community Service- M25M
  • Dudes Group with Ryan
  • Focus on Youth programs/counseling w/Amy
  • Bookmobile 🙂
  • Mid Pointe Library- Anime
  • Community Service- Doverwood/EDGE service project