Offered at Piper, Fort Lauderdale, and South Plantation High Schools, Project EDGE assists the students to make positive life, education and career choices preparing them for life after graduation from high school by exploring an array of career and pathways available.
As an afterschool program, Project EDGE works to stay in compliance with the objectives of the school district. Education and academics are incorporated into the curricula of career, life choices, and mentoring. Project EDGE does this by providing Entrepreneurial Training, Career Planning, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Education, Mentoring and Tutoring. All of which prepares them for a practical 8-12 week paid internship opportunity.
With the assistance of school based teachers hired by the EDGE program, students receive academic support with school related items such as:
- Test Preparation
- Homework assistance
- Reading and Math Coaching
- General Academic Assistance
CASE MANAGEMENT & SUPPORT SERVICES
Project EDGE provides a countless array of curriculum, service and experience that assists participants with making informed decisions regarding life, education and career. With the assistance of an EDGE Success Coach, students receive support in devising individualized career and educational plans in addition to follow-up contact to ensure students are on track and to address any relevant issues.
Girls Too Women Inc., is a non-profit organization providing girls ages 12 to 19 years old from low to moderate income families with life skill coaching and mentoring. The Girls Too Women program includes components from effective communication to personal hygiene.
Men Under Development (M.U.D.) Inc.
Highly engaging and interactive Male Development Program. There is a difference in being a man; manhood and maleness…Come learn the difference, Get the right stuff!
CAREER & WORK READINESS EXPERIENCE
The ten (10) session program is designed to provide support to the youth’s success in their paid internship and future employment and career experiences. Sessions involve topics from career mapping to personal budgeting. Youth develop fundamental work skills necessary to lead a productive work lifestyle.
TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION—Project PAUSE
Designed to delay the initiation of sex among youth, provide refusal skills for those wanting to abstain even if they have previously engaged in sexual activity and promote the overall mental, social, sexual and physical well-being of youth ages 11 through 19. The program helps teens develop a positive vision for their future health and develop sound knowledge of the truths and myths regarding HIV and other STDs contraction, prevention and treatment.
HONEY Ventures, Inc., Helping Our Nations Empowering Youth is an international non-profit organization created to promote economic development through the effective utilization of technology and social enterprise. HONEY Ventures seeks to develop social business ventures called HONEY Projects that are created to provide positive opportunities for young people ages 15 through 24.
An internship experience will be provided for all participating High school juniors who are eligible and have successfully enrolled in Project EDGE. The internship offers the opportunity to earn 8-weeks of PAID on the job experience! Internships are provided through a number of sites that will be available throughout the Broward County area for our enrolled juniors.
The Toastmasters Youth Communication Program offers an engaging environment in which teens can help each other learn and practice valuable communication skills. This module aims to build effective listening, expression and communication skills that helps guide young people through their teenage years and into their adult lives.
Enrollment is currently closed. This Page visible for Historical Purposes Only!
Enrollment requirements for Qualified JUNIORS & SENIORS
- Valid FL ID or drivers license- NOT expired
- Social security card-SIGNED
- Birth certificate
- Passport-NOT expired (if youth not a US citizen)
- Green Card (where applicable)
- Work permit (where applicable)
- Selective Services Registration (18 and older)
- List of all household members in the home
- Ward of State Letter (if foster care youth)
- Proof of income (could be Food stamps or gov’t check, SSI)
- Last 3 pay stubs from either adult youth or youth’s parent/guardian
- Criminal background or Probation papers (probation officers name and number)
- If youth is 17 or under a parents signature is required on some of the paperwork