Discuss and debate hard questions with others your age
Edgi discussion sessions are designed to be student-led with no adults in the room. Explore topics from different perspectives and build on each other’s ideas.

Learn thought-provoking and relevant topics

With edgi, you’ll learn about concepts as varied as artificial intelligence, universal basic income, CRISPR gene editing, emotional intelligence, and much more.

Explore engaging content on the platforms you love

Edgi programs offer original and curated content on platforms you already know and love. You can be productive on TikTok and YouTube without feeling guilty.

What edgi students are saying

Normally in school, barely anyone turns on their cameras and mics, but it took me by surprise that everyone was so welcoming and open during our first meeting! I enjoyed getting to know my fellow squad members through our fruitful and deep conversations. I love how close-knit and low-key the structure is and it feels great knowing we were able to unpack something that is very relevant in the future.
Michelle C.
12th Grade Student, Brooklyn Tech H.S.
It’s given me so much knowledge about things I never knew about. I think everyone should know about these things for their future. I also have met so many friends and it’s a great place to meet new people and to talk about important things but also bond with people.
Elena I.
9th Grade Student, Wahconah H.S.
I love that in edgi, we are engaging in deep analytical conversations about our futures. This is not a lecture-styled course, so we are the ones leading these conversations building what we know and what we don’t. I feel that I am so much more immersed in these discussions and that the information presented to me will play into my everyday decision making and life-choices.
Sandra C.
10th Grade Student, LaGuardia H.S.

How it works

Course Creator

Josh Shapiro teaches several courses on creativity, technology, and the future of work at New York University. Josh previously worked on the digital staff for Andrew Yang's presidential campaign.

Capitalism & the Economy

Creator-Led
New Course

A brand new course being taught directly by Josh, this program will help you see capitalism in a new light while understanding economic systems in the 21st century.

$500 for a six week program. Squads meet twice a week for discussion sessions with Josh.

Technology & the
Future of Work

Student-Led

Based on an NYU seminar, this program will help you explore the social and ethical implications of artificial intelligence and automation.

$250 for a six week program. Squads will meet twice a week for student-led discussions.

Re-Opens Fall 2021

FAQ

What's the time commitment?
You'll meet with your squad for hour-long discussions 2x/wk - prep work takes less than an hour each week. Social events are optional (but lots of fun).
How much does it cost?
Capitalism & the Economy is $500 for a 6-week program ($42/session). Socials and access to Discord are free for the edgi community.
Can I get academic credit?
Sure, it's possible! Talk to your guidance counselor to see if an edgi program could count towards your graduation requirements. We've seen students get independent study and elective credits.
Who leads the live discussion sessions?
Edgi discussion sessions are led by students.* Once you've taken an edgi program you may be invited to participate in our discussion leader training program, where you'll learn content on a deeper level and practice facilitating discussions. Select students from our training program are then chosen to become paid discussion leaders.

*Discussions for the Capitalism & the Economy pilot course (Summer 2021) will be led by NYU prof Josh Shapiro.
Still have questions? Email our awesome program manager Dohee atdohee@edgilearning.com