Impact - The Motivational Edge

Our solutions-focused programs help youth develop skills they need to express themselves through the arts which has a positive impact on their future. We are data-driven and are dedicated to tracking the progress and success of each youth. Below we are proud to highlight some stats and figures that shows just how much impact The Motivational Edge has on the community.

Current Snapshot Stats (FY 2016-2017) based off former Allapattah students

  • % students improve grades 93%
  • % graduate high school100%
  • % go to college83%
  • % are employed after HS17%
  • Go into the military1%

Our solutions-focused programs help youth develop skills they need to express themselves through the arts which has a positive impact on their future. We are data-driven and are dedicated to tracking the progress and success of each youth. Below we are proud to highlight some stats and figures that shows just how much impact The Motivational Edge has on the community.

Current Snapshot Stats (FY 2016-2017) based off former Allapattah students

  • % students improve grades93%
  • % graduate high school100%
  • % go to college83%
  • % are employed after HS17%
  • Go into the military1%

IRIE Foundation Case Study

UM Case Study

  • It is so therapeutic for children to have an outlet for expression and The Motivational Edge has offered this to our children. Twice a year the children showcase their gifts and talents to their parents and they are overjoyed. The Motivational Edge is a wonderful organization to work with as a partner. They will be an asset to the City of Miami Gardens and its population.
    Erika Tegtmeyer Lozano
    His House
  • The Motivational Edge is proficient at recognizing the essential needs of their students and families and has worked tirelessly to meet their needs over the past six years. We are very fortunate to have a group like The Motivational Edge uplifting the youth in our community; our youth in foster care particularly enjoy The Art of Creative Writing and Lyrical Expression. These programs offer them a much needed platform to verbally express themselves in a positive, non-threatening way. We find that such a progressive arts and academic program benefits the most vulnerable youth in our community and gives them an outlet to positively express themselves, which promotes creativity, positive thinking and personal growth.
    - Bart Armstrong
    Our Kids
  • This stellar creative youth development program in association with Berklee College of Music, and specifically the Berklee City Music Network, is of mutual benefit. Recently, myself and another staff member conducted a site visit at ME. On this visit we interviewed teachers and students and made observations about the facility. This close examination of our Network partners takes place every two to three years. Motivational Edge scored very well. We continue to be excited about our partnership with Motivational Edge!
    J. Curtis Warner, Jr.
    Berklee College of Music
  • The Motivational Edge recognized a need in Allapattah, a low-income neighborhood in Miami, and has worked tirelessly to meet that need. They provide programming in writing, music, music production, dance and urban arts expression to creatively engage youth while also providing academic support and rigor as well as life skills to support the whole child. They develop pride and self-esteem. The Motivational Edge is poised to make major changes in our community. Their rapid growth is a testament to the community’s response to their programming as well as the enthusiastic passion of their leadership. I highly support The Motivational Edge with a firm belief that their programming has and will continue to shape lives in Miami.
    Dennis Scholl
    Knight Foundation
  • The Motivational Edge has been impacting residential group home providers in the Suncoast Region since February 2016 after they initially presented what Motivational Edge is and how the program would benefit providers in the region. After the initial meeting took place in February 2016, two residential group home providers initiated services with Motivational Edge. Both facilities continue to use Motivational Edge as a therapeutic service.
    - Evan Leach
    FL Department of Children & Families