We, at Riverside, are called to live and love like Jesus. Figuring out how to do this well in a community can be a challenge. However, God has made a way for us to do just that.
Beginning in August 2020, we were given an incredible opportunity to partner with Edgewood
Academy an elementary school in downtown Fort Myers.
Schools are a foundational piece of every neighborhood. Investing in the support of schools will help to make a lifelong difference in the lives of the children who attend. Even more far reaching, this partnership will lead the way to help transform the surrounding community.
Edgewood Academy, with its 38 teachers and 512 students, is a wonderfully diverse community.
The students are full of curiosity, the teachers are passionate about teaching, and the principal
and administrative staff are committed to excellence.
There are many ways to partner with Edgewood through Riverside.
Weekend Food Bags
WEEKEND FOOD BAGS
Many kids at Edgewood only get solid meals while at school. This means on the weekends, some will not eat a full meal until they get back to school on Monday. We want to step in and help meet this need.
If you would like to be a part of providing meals, either download the food list and pick up some items as you grocery shop or visit the Amazon list linked below to have items shipped directly to us.
Life Group/Teacher Partnerships
LIFE GROUP/TEACHER PARTNERSHIPS
We are thrilled for the opportunity for life groups and Edgewood teachers to partner together. This allows more one on one relationships to be formed within the classroom.
Life Groups partner with their teachers in a number of ways. These can include providing needed supplies, reading to students, helping with special classroom parties, and special gifts for the teacher.
For more information on signing up, please contact Karen Dorfman at
We are able to provide support for many special events at the school. These include monthly teacher appreciation snacks, good behavior incentives for the students, and beginning and end of the year teacher lunches. We are also invited to join in on special events throughout the year in the life of the school.
To join a mailing list that informs you of these special opportunities, please sign up below.
Prayer changes things. We are committed to praying for Edgewood students, teachers and staff, and the community. If you would like to join the prayer team, please sign up here for monthly prayer updates.