The Andi Burns Memorial Fund was established in honor of a former Edge graduate. Andi was an amazing young man, who faced some difficult times in his life. With his tragic death, his family made a selfless and incredibly moving statement. They wished to do something that would both honor his memory and at the same time help address the wide array of challenges that our students face. They established this fund to support our mission to help students navigate the difficult waters of their lives in preparing for life after high school graduation. The RBBCSC Community stepped up immediately to support the cause. The Burns family and EPS PTO have continued to support our mission through their annual financial contributions. Now we have a way for all members of the public to contribute.
Some Needs Met By The Fund
- Vision screening and glasses for an uninsured student (This particular student had never had one).
- Incentive trips for student credit attainment goals.
- Food for the family of students encountering difficult financial times.
- Support for Career Development lessons, which address a wide range of our students' needs. These range from interpersonal relationship workshops, preparing resumes, mock interview preparation, college visits,
- Goodwill trip (for a Career Development lesson addressing professional attire)
- Trip to Bloomington (Public transportation; professional behavior/demeanor)
- Rural Transit Passes (Increasing student mobility and independence)
- Offers to help cover some initial costs for therapist visits
Want to Contribute?
If you wish to support our mission by contributing to the fund, click on the button below. If you would prefer, you may send a check to Edgewood High School, care of Janine Leneagh (Treasurer). Write Andi Burns Memorial Fund on the memo line.
Our students have been blessed by the fund since it's inception. Your contribution will help ensure that future Edge students will continue to have the same kinds of opportunities that have helped the hundreds of students who have come through our doors.