We work from the belief that it “takes a village.”

Research shows that the more positive adult relationships they have, the greater success young people have in all areas of their lives.

So we connect our participants (Edgers) with a village of multigenerational, culturally diverse leaders who guide, inspire and open doors for them.

Our core mentoring group is called the “Women Gems.” These established women leaders in our community share their experiences and learnings with the Edgers, and actively support them with leads and referrals.

Their time together is varied.  In addition to formal networking events, the Edgers and Gems have fun getting to know each other. From a Galentine’s Day luncheon to a painting class to our annual Friendsgiving, the women form bonds that go beyond career building.

This program keeps my head up high!

I have enjoyed having the support of a group of amazing women who encourage me to fulfill my dreams. — Shantel