"Big Decisions" - Freshmen and Sophomores

The Edge will challenge you to take responsibility for shaping your own life. Facing this responsibility in high school is the key for success both in college and in the larger commitments that come afterwards.

Topics Covered

  1. Aiming High for College

  2. Academic Achievement

  3. Extracurricular Activities

  4. Career Considerations

  5. Reading and Intellectual Life 

  6. Productive Use of Summer 

  7. Life of Service

  8. Character and Maturity

  9. Leadership

Structure of the  Program

The sessions will consist of:

  1. A presentation (see topics above)

  2. An interactive activity aimed at building critical thinking, communication skills and teamwork.

  3. Monthly one-on-one mentoring that focuses on setting goals and tracking progress will take place in between sessions, by appointment.  Mentoring will take place at Tekesta or other convenient locations.


The Curriculum is organized  in a two-year cycle that alternates from year to year between Big Decisions (2020-2021) and  Making the Most of High School (2021-2022).

Saturdays 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Tekesta Study Center

4415 SW 88th Avenue, Miami, FL 33165

Tekesta Study Center

4415 SW 88th Avenue, Miami, FL 33165

Calendar 2021-22

Held on the third Saturday of the month 

September 18

October 16

November 20

December 3-5*

January 15

February 19

March 19

April 9 (2nd Sat)

May 21

*Held at Roseaire Conference Center



The cost* of the Seminar is $300 (for applications received after September 1st) or $225 (for applications received before September 1st).


Checks may be made payable to Kingsland Foundation.

ZELLE payments also accepted to

305-710-2167 / tekesta@earthlink.net

*Includes December Weekend Workshop in Roseaire. Financial considerations should not prevent anyone from attending. A scholarship may be requested.


Carlos Alejano at (305) 710-2167 or

email to tekesta@earthlink.net 


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