The photo above features Paul Williams, a junior from Concord, NH showing a floor plan of his house. Paul and other Sophomores and Juniors in the Edge participated in this exercise as part of the November meeting after Mr. George O’Neill gave a presentation on Architecture as a career. Sophomores and Juniors listen to men talk about various aspects of their careers at the Edge and often take part in an interactive exercise to get a first-hand taste of what is involved in being an engineer, doctor, businessman, etc.
Freshman hear, from Mr. John Paul Lechner, how to benefit the most from the high school years. Professor Dwight Duncan leads the Seniors in a discussion on issues the students will face the following years, whether while going to college to when working.
All of the students in The Edge come to the Center once a month for the program. They also meet with a staff member for a one-on-one mentoring session to review what they are learning at the monthly sessions and to make goals for the month ahead.
The overall goal of The Edge is to prepare young men to prepare now for life after high school, so they can develop the skills and attitudes necessary to be effective in college and later on as a father, a professional, a friend and a citizen.