With schools around the country closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, teachers are scrambling to teach online classes, students are muddling through a new way to learn, and parents are worried their children will fall behind. For students who struggle in school during the best of times, one can only imagine the frustration they’re facing as they quickly try to familiarize themselves with new connectivity technologies and a novel way of learning from home.

Having an Edge coach can only help. Edge coaches are not coaching English or math. Instead, they work on whatever issues the student or parent is concerned about. Edge coaches are specially trained to provide for youth what adults would receive from life or executive coaches. These coaches can help youth get through these very difficult times.

What is Edge Coaching?

An Edge Coach specializes in helping young people overcome learning and attention challenges that can cause problem with school, family life and friendships.

The Edge Coach works as a partner with your son or daughter to develop a plan for achieving goals they have identified. The coaching relationship empowers youth by providing structure, support, and accountability. They own the goals and plans because these come from them, not from the coach.

The focused and personalized one-to-one approach used in Edge Coaching helps your son or daughter develop Executive Function skills such as:

  • Goal setting
  • Planning and prioritizing
  • Controlling emotions
  • Focusing
  • Staying on task
  • Developing confidence
  • Persistence in the face of adversity

We provide one-to-one coaching to help these students realize their full potential. Our Edge coaches coach virtually, using online Zoom, Skype, Facetime, etc., regardless of where the student or parent is located – at work, in school or at home.

What We’re Doing

We are offering Edge coaches for as many students and/or parents as we can manage, given our coach availability and funding resources. Edge Coaches will be available on a sliding scale, including for FREE during this period. For those with financial resources, we ask that you to pay a portion based upon your ability to pay.

How Do I Sign Up?

It’s easy! Students and parents who want an Edge Coach should contact:

Denise von Pressentin
email: dvonpressentin@edgefoundation.org