Edge Foundation

Edge Training and Coaching for Niagara Falls City Schools: Niagara County

“Through this grant, Edge Foundation will implement their coaching model in the Niagara Falls City School District. Edge is a ten-year-old nonprofit organization that connects students with learning challenges, like ADHD, learning disabilities, and executive function challenges, to a coach to help them realize their potential.
Through this model, Edge trains coaches from within the school (para-educators, support staff, or teachers) to use a non-directive questioning technique, open ended questions, and to focus on the student’s agenda. Coaches learn not to advise or direct students but instead help students to learn to solve problems on their own. Through this strong, non- judgmental relationship between student and coach, students are able to practice and develop agency, persistence, and self-confidence.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Niagara Falls, NY
AMOUNT: $99,890 over One Year
YEAR AWARDED: 2017
WEBSITE: https://edgefoundation.org/


Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued