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"If our actions inspire others to dream more,

learn more,

do more, and become more, we are a Leader"


-John Quincy Adams

What is The Edge Effect


The Edge Effect is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance, prevention and intervention programs that address the needs of children, older youth and families in Snohomish and King Counties.  


"We exist to provide trainings, environments, experiences, and resources that lead people especially youth in forming active outdoor lifestyles that promote teamwork, wellness, community, life skills, and ethics, to catalyst stronger healthier communities 
for tomorrow"​


Our three project components:

  •  The Northwest Mentoring and Education Center project called Smart Turn 

  • The Outdoor Exploration and Education Project (OE2)

  • The Community Outreach Centers (CO2) Project.  


These were formed in a synergistic relationship to provide outreach, crisis intervention, alcohol/drug assessment, risk assessments, short-term counseling for teens and families, community resource education and referral, outdoor education/recreation programs and life skills and mentoring components. 

School Leadership 


Our Outdoor Leadership School is founded on the ageless concept that: "If our actions inspire others to Dream More, Learn More, Do More and Become More we are a Leader" John Quincy Adams, and for the last 30 years we have been perfecting it.

The Edge Effect


We offer custom services to the general public including, youth camps, leadership internships, community centers.


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