(Ed Greaves Education) is an innovative
youth development program of the Maine Sea Coast
Mission for students in grades 4-8 in coastal
Washington County, Maine.
It is designed to encourage youth to stay engaged
in school, aspire towards and attain higher levels
of achievement, and develop the personal skills
that will enable them to achieve success. These
goals are pursued using a wide range of interdisciplinary
and experiential curriculum. EdGE provides afterschool
and summer programs that include visual and performing
arts projects, leadership training, innovative
science and technology workshops, skill-building
in math and language arts, and outdoor pursuits.
Elements of an arts and humanities program have
been one of the core strategies used to meet our
goals since the program's inception in 2002. In
2006, EdGE was recognized as the outstanding 21st
Century Community Learning Center Afterschool
program by the Maine Afterschool Network.