All Kinds of News for April 06, 2016
EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community (IL), a residential support program for college students, announces its first non-resident program.
EDGE has successfully helped students overcome obstacles like substance experimentation, mental health crises, and executive functioning deficits to find academic and social success, says Jason Wynkoop, Executive Director of EDGE Learning and Wellness. "We've recognized that many college students struggle to succeed in their first semester away from home and, as a result, drop out, transfer, or return home to live with their parents. Those students and their families experience these outcomes as failures."
Beginning in July 2016, EDGE will offer a suite of coaching, support, and accountability services to families who believe their students can succeed in college but are concerned about the difficulty of the transition. Based in Lincoln Park, students attending Northwestern, Loyola, DePaul, UIC, Columbia, Roosevelt, and other Chicago colleges and universities are expected to participate. According to Wynkoop, "We want those families who might otherwise keep their aspiring student at home instead of giving them access to the residential college experience, or those who fear a call from the college, to have the confidence to send their child to a Chicago college and know that there will be support and accountability to support their success."
Support plans are individualized and can include life coaching, learning coaching, individual therapy, substance testing, academic advising and advocacy services. For more information, contact us.
EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community located in Chicago, IL offers a therapeutically supported living environment for post-treatment young adults striving to excel academically while creating a life of balance, joy, and wellness.