March 4, 2022

The EDGE in Partnership with FCPS’ MentorWorks

We are excited to announce the launch of our new partnership with MentorWorks. Our programs with MentorWorks will focus on building relationships, understanding perspectives, and practicing a growth mindset—essential components to creating an inclusive, supportive learning community. To that end, you will experience activities that engage mentors and mentees in problem solving, cooperation, collaboration, creativity, active listening, and group decision-making.

All programs are:

  • Grounded in socio-emotional learning
  • Tied to Virginia SOLs
  • Inclusive and accessible

Our program overviews are below. To get started, reach out to Martha Macdonald, Conflict Resolution & Mentoring Specialist, Office of Student Safety and Wellness, Fairfax County Public Schools: MMacdonald@fcps.edu

We had a wonderful learning experience with ManUp! at John R. Lewis High School in December and Kilmer Middle School in February. Thank you for believing in us and our process, and sharing your students with us!

Team Development Course 4-6 hours Grade Level 5th and Up  

  • Programming delivered on our 30-acre challenge course located in Manassas with 30 fixed elements, 4 aerial elements, and 100s of field activities.
  • Cost = $45 per participant (this reflects a $20 discount for adult mentors)  (12 participant minimum) 

 EDGE on Wheels 4-hour program In-school Field Trip Grade Level 5th and Up 

  • Portable equipment will be used with activities curated to promote teamwork, communication skills and creative problem solving.
  • Program space provided by school or group such as field, playground, lecture hall, gym, or cafeteria.
  • Cost = $45 per participant (this reflects a $20 discount for adult mentors)  (12 participant minimum) 

 EDGE on Wheels 90-minute program Kindergarten and Up 

  • Experiential activities are curated to promote community, communication skills, and creative problem solving
  • Program space provided by school or group such as field, playground, lecture hall, gym, or cafeteria.
  • Cost = $25 per participant (12 participant minimum)