Ready for EDGE 2024?


EDGE Youth Leadership is a leadership development program that begins with a high-energy conference where students gather with their peers and with leaders in the community to engage in leadership and team building activities.  At the conference, 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 and in communities and the world. 

When and where is EDGE 2024?

  • When: Friday, June 7th at 8:00 AM through Sunday, June 9th at 4:00 PM
  • Where: Menlo College in Atherton, CA

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.  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.

2024 Deadlines

For Schools:

  • Student Selection Early Bird Deadline - Friday, March 15h
  • Last Chance to Select a Student (Deadline EXTENDED) - Friday, May 10th

For Students and Parents/Guardians:

  • After the student has been selected by their school, they must complete a Registration Form with their parent/guardian by Friday, May 17th
  • 2024 Seminar! - Friday, June 7th at 8:00 AM through Sunday, June 9th at 4:00 PM

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

Schools Start Here!

Signing up for EDGE is a two-step process beginning on February 5, 2024.

First, the school contact leading selection (counselor, activities director, teacher, school administrator, etc.) will select a sophomore student and must submit a Selection Form which asks for the school's information and the selected student's contact information. The Selection Form must be submitted by May 3, 2024 May 10, 2024 (DEADLINE EXTENDED).

EDGE Youth Leadership hosts a limited number of students each year. To avoid your student being waitlisted, please submit the Student Selection Form as early as possible.

When the Selection Form is submitted, the school contact, student, and parent/guardian will receive a confirmation email with information about EDGE 2024 and a link to the Registration Form. The Registration Form must be submitted by the student and their parent/guardian by May 17, 2024.

An overview of how to submit the Selection Form is shown to the right. All selections must be submitted through the school or through one of our non-profit partners. Please contact us if you are interested in signing up but are unsure of who to contact at your school.

The deadline to sign up a student is May 10, 2024. If you have missed the deadline, please contact us as spots may still be available: or 510-408-6606

To sign up your selected student:


Step 1: Fill in your contact information and information about your school. Click NEXT.

Step 2: Fill in your student's information (contact information, mailing address, t-shirt size, date of birth) and their parent/guardian's contact information. You will also be asked to answer questions about your student's personality and leadership style. Click NEXT.

Step 3: If you have an alternate student, please select YES from the drop-down menu and complete the same set of questions. We strongly recommend adding an alternate student in case your primary student cannot attend. If you do not have an alternate student, click CONFIRM AND SUBMIT.

Step 4: You, your student, and their parent/guardian will receive a confirmation email at the email addresses you provided in the Selection Form. This confirmation email will include a link to the Registration Form which must be submitted by the student and their parent/guardian by May 17, 2024.

IMPORTANT! Please be sure the emails you submit are personal email addresses that the student and their parent/guardian check frequently. Please do not use student school email addresses as those domains often block emails from our organization. Please do not use the same email address for you and your student. If your student does not have a personal email address, please contact us.

Step 5: Check in with your student to make sure they submit their Registration Form by May 17, 2024. Once the Registration Form is submitted, they are all set to attend EDGE 2024!

Questions? Please contact Amanda Mark and Taylor Muniain at or 510-408-6606.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Amanda Mark and Taylor Muniain at 510-408-6606 or