The Edge Leadership Experience is a unique opportunity for first-year incoming students to learn and practice leadership skills. One hundred and fifty first-year students from all backgrounds were selected for the experience. Upper-division students who are current student leaders serve as facilitators for the program.

The Edge Leadership Experience is coordinated by the offices of Student Life and Residence Life. Courtney Jones and Jacob Potter of Ahwatukee participated this year. Participants are placed in a family group designed to enhance their campus connections. Families then participate together in contests, presentations, activities, and challenges that strengthen bonds and provide an engaging experience. While the experience officially ends as school starts, the connections that students make often stretch throughout the year and over the course of their time at Northern Arizona University.

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