The purpose of the Edgewood Foundation is to provide a facility with the resources to empower children and their families with the skills to nurture and increase self esteem, academic and technological skills. Our goals are to provide outreach, counseling services and feeding programs to families.
HOW WE HELP
Strengthen Family's Program
The Strengthen Family's Program (SFP) is a nationally and internationally recognized parenting and family strenghtening programs. The Edgewood Foundation in partnership with Children's Trust and City Year targets families with children ages 6-11 years of age. The program increases family communication, prevents problem behavior and improves inter-family relationships. Reduced youth behavior problems (i.e., substance use, conduct disorders, aggression, violence, and juvenile delinquency) as well as reduced emotional problems such as depression and psychosomatic disorders.
The 14 week program provides:
Free weekly meal provided for the entire family for 14 weeks
Free childcare for children under 6 and over 11
Access to research-based resources and skills training
Prizes and Family Friendly Activities
Heart Work Academy
The Foundation began the Heart Work Academy-Afterschool Program in 2012. This program provides students with assistance with homework and academic readiness. We partner with students from local universities, who serve as mentors and assist in homework. We have seen improvements in students’ grades as well as a balance between school and the home environment.
Summer Enrichment Camp
The Edgewood Foundation Summer Enrichment Camp provides campers with a safe and secure setting, encouraging the development of well-rounded individuals while promoting academic achievement. The Camp is not a summer school, but it does provide a combination of structured educational engagement and recreational activities.
The Summer Enrichment Camp is designed for children 5-12 years of age. The full-day camp is offered, throughout the summer, Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Breakfast and lunch are provided daily to our campers. They also receive instruction in the areas of literacy, mathematics and cultural arts. General recreation and weekly field trips inclusive of swimming instructions and horseback riding are offered to each age group.
Unity in the Community
The 2017 Unity In The Community event will be held on August 12, 2017 in partnership with Benedict College, Alpha Media, and local businesses at the Charlie Johnson Football Stdium. This one-day event brings community members from the religious, education, corporate and civic sectors together in fellowship to provide back-to-school supplies, promote health awareness, and participate in various fun activities in a safe environment. The event begins with an opening ceremony attended by elected officials and representatives who make remarks and then proceeds with talent, entertainment venues, and a health fair. We provide free food and door prizes to the community participants. In the afternoon we provide free school supplies to children who are accompanied by their parents. Each year, over 2,500 people have attended this event and 1,000+ children received school supplies.