Founded in 2002, EdGE, or Ed Greaves Education, brings innovative after-school, summer, and in-school programs to children along the Downeast coast from Gouldsboro to Machias.

Through EdGE, students challenge themselves, engage with their communities and the outdoors, and explore college and career options. The after-school program also offers academic support, and in-school programs include peer mentoring for students beginning high school. EdGE is designed to help students make informed choices about their futures and develop the resources and skills to be successful and happy in life.

More than 700 students take part in EdGE activities each year. To remove any barriers to participation, transportation is provided at no cost to the student. Summer camps have a nominal fee, but all other programs are free. No one is excluded for lack of funds.

EdGE is headquartered on the Mission’s Downeast Campus in Cherryfield, where there are hiking trails and a rigorous ropes course. After-school programs usually take place in the schools we serve. EdGE is named after Ed Greaves, an Addison resident and Mission trustee who championed new education and leadership development opportunities for Downeast youth.

The EdGE Journey program is now under Student Pathways. For more information about the EdGE program, email Maria Wight or call 207.546.4466.

EdGE Summer Camps

EdGE offers weeklong day camps in July to students from kindergarten to 8th grade from the towns served by the afterschool program.

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EdGE Afterschool Programs

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EdGE Marion Kane Leadership Program

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