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Ready for EDGE 2020?

Explore. Develop. Grow. Empower.

EDGE Youth Leadership is an amazing, high-energy experience where students gather with their peers and with leaders in the community to engage in leadership and team building activities. The students explore ideas, expand the breadth of their experiences and challenge themselves and each other to discover how they can make a difference in their own lives, their communities and the world.

EDGE 2020 Student Selection Form coming January 2020!


When and where is it?

Where: California State University Maritime Academy

When: May 29 - May 31, 2020

Who speaks at EDGE?

EDGE features a variety of speakers, from motivational speakers, to community leaders, to panels of professionals in the non-profit sector.  We have a new Speaker Bio page about all of our wonderful speakers, check it out here!  It is important to note that EDGE does not take sides on politics or religion, and none of our speakers push a religious or political agenda on the students.  The speakers' aim is to teach, empower and motivate the students to become leaders in their local communities and in the world.

What kind of activities happen at EDGE?

At EDGE, students:

  • engage in team building exercises
  • learn from motivational speakers how to make an impact on their world
  • participate in communication work shops
  • improve public speaking skills
  • hear from inspiring community leaders
  • make new friends and join a lifelong network of professionals and passionate individuals

2020 Deadlines

The EDGE 2020 Selection Form will be accessible through this site beginning in January 2020.

  • Schools:
    • Early Bird Deadline: March 1, 2020
    • Last chance to sign up a student: April 1, 2020
  • Students and Parents/Guardians:
    • After the student has been selected by their school, they must complete a Registration Form with their parent/guardian by May 1, 2020.

Missed a deadline? Questions?

We want every student to attend!

However, occasionally students have emergencies that come up where they can no longer attend. Let us know so we can free up a spot for another student.

If you have any questions regarding these deadlines, please contact Bridget Brown and Raquel Mendoza at 510-408-6606 or

Frequently Asked Questions about the Seminar

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More information about the EDGE 2020 selection process will be available soon!


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