Getting students to and through college.

Golf Tournament

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Higher Edge has a clearly defined mission – To support first generation students to AND through college. And in the 10 years since the organization was founded; the mission has been met.

In total; Higher Edge has guided 249 students to college – 85 of which have been supported through to their college graduation and 167 who are currently enrolled at a college/university. In 2021 alone, 17 young adults earned college degrees and another 29 will be starting their first year of college in the fall.

So if you share in our belief that all young people should have an equal opportunity to pursue their educational goals and dreams, please invest in our work by supporting our upcoming fundraising event. [All proceeds raised will go directly towards programming.]

The 1st Annual Golf Tournament, celebrating Higher Edge’s 10 year anniversary, will be held on Monday, October 25, 2021 at Great Neck Country Club in Waterford, CT. Sponsorships are available at various levels with options to sponsor a hole, golf carts or tee. Businesses and/or individuals may also choose to make donations to the raffle, which will be held during dinner. Finally, there is the chance to play for a great cause. Player cost is $125, which includes green fees, golf cart, t-shirt and dinner.

We are truly appreciative of your support and look forward to seeing you on the golf course!

Dear Higher Edge Community,

As we look toward the future and the start of the upcoming academic year; we are announcing that Higher Edge will continue working virtually. While it had been our hope to open the office to our students and conduct on campus visits; the safety of our students and staff remains at the forefront of our work. Our small community just presents too many moving parts – Students attend 7 different high schools and almost 20 different college/university campuses.

Of course; we continuously monitor guidelines set forth by the CDC, state of Connecticut and local cities/towns in which our offices are located. Reassessments will be made as necessary and any changes will be shared accordingly.

Finally, we miss you! The office has been quiet for the last 17 months. The energy from events and the buzz of students talking and laughing cannot be replaced over Zoom. However, the virtual programming our advisors created during the pandemic proved to have far reaching positive impacts.

We cannot wait until COVID is safely behind us so that we can once again fully focus on advising and get back together!

In Community,
The Higher Edge Team
-Katie, Jason & Gracie