Programs at The EPICENTER
The EPICENTER works to empower people, strengthen families, & build a sense of community and trust in Edgewood. It provides a place for kids and adults to grow and learn, and to serve and give back, developing leaders for today as well as tomorrow. Programming in the following 4 areas creates a dynamic presence in Edgewood: Children & Youth, Life Skills, Recovery, and Health & Wellness. If you have more questions about EPICENTER programming, please contact Allison Jefferson. If you would like to help with these programs, please fill out our Volunteer Application.
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THE ZONE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
3-6 pm Monday- Friday
For students grades k-8th
The Zone: Need a safe, secure and fun place for your kids to go after school? The Zone is the place. A meal is served, homework help is provided, math and reading skill building is offered and fun activities. Caring adults will be available to welcome students and invest in their education, self-esteem, and all around spiritual, emotional, and physical growth.
Enroll: In person at The EPICENTER.
Cost: $58.50 a month Per child which totals $585 for the entire school year. Payments must be paid by the first Monday of each month, or you can pay for the year In-full.
Transportation: Available for an additional cost for student needing to be picked up from school an transported to the Epicenter. Students not needing transportation are welcome to access The EPICENTER anytime during “The Zone”, M-F, 3-6 pm.
Camp EPIC 2017 Six Week Summer Program
June 26–August 4
Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks served daily.
Registration Fee $50
Weekly field trips, math, reading, science, art, dance/drama, sports & Bible basics. Something for all ages. Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks served daily.
LEADER-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM: open for ages 15–16 (only 10 positions available).
Open Enrollment Dates:
March 11th 10AM-12PM
March 25th 10AM-12PM
April 1st 10AM–12PM
Every Monday starting March 13th thru May 1st from 4PM-6PM
Payment arrangements available based on sign up date
FREE INTERNET CAFÉ
Tuesday–Friday, 12:00 PM–3:00 PM.
Come in and enjoy a comfortable environment while getting your work done or searching the web. Help with using computers, filling out forms, and creating resumes will also be available.
Tuesday–Friday, 12:00 PM–3:00 PM.
Monday Nights, 6:30 PM–8:30 PM.
The EPICENTER is pleased to offer the basketball gym for members of the community to play during the day. Register and sign a liability form in person at The EPICENTER during posted Open Gym hours.
EMPLOYMENT READINESS at THE EPICENTER
Location: The EPICENTER at Edgewood, 1918 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood, MD 21040 443-981-EPIC
Time: The 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (on a drop-in basis)
Purpose: Providing job seekers with tools, resources, and support that leads to successful employment
Focus Areas: Resume Skills, Interview Skills, Vocational Planning, Overcoming Roadblocks, Elevator Speech, Job Searching, Job Application Processing, Networking, Peer Support, and Information Sharing
For more information, please contact Karl Staab at firstname.lastname@example.org
JOBS FOR LIFE
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm (Start Date TBA )
Need a job? Jobs for Life can provide you the skills you need to get a job. Through this training, men and women develop character and become connected to a community of support. They will learn to obtain more than just a job as they experience a life filled with confidence, self-control, coaching, learning, and faith. Invest in yourself for the future…Enroll now!
Enroll: Fill out a registration form online or in person at The EPICENTER.
Understanding Children and Navigating Parenthood
Thursdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Start Date TBA )
This program is Free to the community along with free childcare for participants.
This program is for men and women interested in creating stronger relationships and better environments for their children. Learn how to develop a stronger relationship with your child, learn about positive discipline approaches that can help change that relationship, and learn about the various stages of a child’s development. If you are not a parent but plan to be someday this program is also for you.
Just show-up and enjoy the class, or call The EPICENTER at 443-981-3742 for additional information.
Tuesday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Struggling with the hurts, habits and hang-ups of life? Addictive behaviors wrecking your life and relationships? Discover a loving community and begin your road to recovery. The EPICENTER at Edgewood is pleased to partner with Mountain Christian Church to offer Overcomers in Christ, a nondenominational, faith-based ministry that empowers people to walk in daily victory over struggles and addictions. Our mission is to lead people to a life-transforming relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. We provide recovery resources that are biblically sound and user friendly. We network with others to help them establish Christ-centered Overcomers groups where people can experience God’s love and truth.
No advance sign up is necessary; just come any Monday night.
Thursdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Narcotics Anonymous atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
HEALTH FAIR & FOOD GIVEAWAY
2nd Friday of the month, 2-5pm
The EPICENTER partners with Tabitha’s House and the Maryland Food Bank to give away over 7,000 pounds of food each month to those who need it. In addition, several healthcare services are offered, such as free Chiropractic care, dental care, screenings, and many more.
The EPICENTER is pleased to host EveryDaie Fitness, featuring certified instructor Daie Henry. Not a dancer but LOVE listening to sounds while busting out some serious cardio? With its plateau proof formula, this class is designed to give you the most bang for your workout. New to working out? No Problem! Modifications are shown so that YOU can work at your level! Just bring a towel, a mat, and LOTS of water!
Cost: $3 per class.
Enroll: Just show-up and enjoy the class.
The EPICENTER is pleased to host EveryDaie Fitness Zumba, featuring certified instructor Daie Henry. New to working out? Need some extra Spice in your workout? Then Zumba(r) Fitness is for you!!! You can lose weight and Feel great by dancing to the hottest International songs. Great for ALL fitness levels!!! No dance experience needs! Just be ready to have FUN!
Cost: $40 for the 10-week session. OR $5 per class.
Enroll: Enroll for the class through EveryDaie Fitness’ Facebook page.
MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES
Tuesdays and Fridays 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The initiation fee is $60, which covers the annual registration fee and the first examination. After that, the annual organizational registration fee is $30. The monthly membership fee is $40, which allows that student to train at any and all regularly scheduled classes. Scholarships to cover part or all of the monthly training fee.
The Karate program is part of an internationally recognized organization, called JAPAN KARATE-DO RYOBU-KAI (JKR), a traditional Japanese karate organization. JKR is one of the six original karate organization in Japan. More information about JKR is available at the official JKR Web Site: http://www.jkr.com/. The classes are taught by certified black belt members of JKR. The training program includes strikes, kicks, throws, takedowns, joint-lock techniques, as well as traditional Okinawan weapons. The level of technical difficulty is graduated. The students will learn only those techniques that are appropriate for the students’ proficiency level. Currently, the age restriction for these classes are set at 13 years and older.
The EPICENTER at Edgewood continues to develop programming that will be of value to the community. Continue to check the website for new Adult Education and Health & Wellness opportunities.