In November 2017, EdGE launched Journey, a new six-year youth mentoring program. Journey is made possible by the Lerner Foundation and its mentoring-based initiative, Aspirations Incubator, designed to raise/sustain aspirations of rural Maine middle and high school students.
Journey is based on Ten Youth Programming Principles developed by Trekkers, Inc. Each year, seventh grade students are selected from Narraguagus Jr./Sr. High School and Cherryfield Elementary School to form a fifteen student “cohort.” The cohort participants are mentored until they graduate high school.
Journey gives students wraparound support in-and-out of school, provides leadership opportunities, community involvement, and travel opportunities.
Learn more about the Journey program by emailing Journey Coordinator Briana West: [email protected]