Students are entering a world defined by rapid technological progress and sociopolitical change. Edgi empowers students to grapple with these transformations and prepares them for an uncertain future.
"Edgi really helps open kids’ minds in ways that otherwise wouldn’t be and they will take that mindset to whatever they do. You’re teaching them how to think, how to learn, and how to explore in ways that aren’t just like getting to the test and passing it. The program is educating them to be curious thinkers, critical thinkers, to question, to argue different points of view, and to be able to see things from different perspectives.”
"It's not taking notes on something and then spitting back what you've said, which I think we all know, is not the way you learn. I think it definitely stimulates [my daughter]; it makes her think and exposes her to material that she probably wouldn't necessarily stumble on on her own."
"[My son] loved the class. He felt intellectually challenged and loved talking to people of like mind and intellect. I thought it was fantastic. I love what my son told me about and he would like to take another class. I'm very happy and my son will be signing up for more classes."
"I love that edgi is sooo different from a school learning experience. Its amazing how we read up then come together to discuss concepts and real-world situations."
"After every edgi session I'm in a better mood, want to talk to people, and sometimes just feel like doing my homework and actually using my brain."
Edgi competes with the time students spend messing around on TikTok and YouTube or playing video games.
Something magical happens when students have the space to talk about issues that matter to them without the pressure that comes with having adults in the room. When discussions are peer-led, the classic classroom dynamic of rebelling against an authority figure goes away.
At edgi, students openly share and develop their perspectives with other students from around the world. Students crave the meaningful social opportunities edgi offers - we're competing with the time students spend messing around on TikTok and YouTube or playing video games.
Your child will have the confidence to talk about that program’s topics and a better understanding of their perspective on those issues. They’ll likely even be able to teach you a thing or two!
With the rise of social media, and especially in the wake of COVID-19, students are feeling isolated and disconnected. At edgi we create spaces where all students feel like they belong.
Colleges are looking for applicants who show passion for something they care about. Edgi helps students get an edge - we’ve had students write about edgi in their college essays and get in.