All Kinds of News for January 11, 2017
As a young adult transitional program located in the city of Chicago, EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community maximizes the opportunity for students to grow and develop, both academically and in other areas of their lives. At EDGE, students are encouraged to take advantage of all the city has to offer, and doing so provides them with unique possibilities for growth that many have not been exposed to previously. From a variety of educational environments to world-class cultural and recreational activities, Chicago has something to offer everyone.
Many may view Chicago as essentially a summer city. Every weekend for four months there are multiple festivals -- some of the neighborhood variety and some that are citywide -- that celebrate the food, music, and arts of the city and the world. The lakefront and parks are full of runners and cyclists, families and sports leagues.
What's perhaps less understood is that Chicago is a vibrant, energized winter city as well. The stores and theaters are bustling, featuring gifts of all kinds and holiday-themed productions, traditional and modern. The parks have survived their late-autumn identity crisis and are reborn as winter wonderlands alive with ice skating, lights and all the concessions meant to warm the body and soul.
Throughout their experience at EDGE, we support students’ engagement in Chicago’s opportunities, both independently and as a community. From individually planned adventures to structured activities, EDGE students find the ability to grow and develop in ways greater than even they may have anticipated. According to one EDGE student, "Living in Chicago means everything is literally at your fingertips."
The successful transition into adulthood and independence involves multiple challenges, and exposure a variety of experiences can significantly influence this transition in a positive direction. With the investment in our students by EDGE staff and the opportunities presented by living in the City of Chicago, students can greatly increase their abilities to manage both current and future challenges in the best way possible.
About EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate CommunityEDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community is an accredited transitional living program located in Chicago, IL. EDGE offers therapeutically supported residential and non-residential options for post-treatment young adults. The participants, ages 18 -24, are striving to excel academically, while creating a life of balance, joy and wellness.