"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. Setting Goals for the Future

  2. Living with Authority

  3. Making Friends

  4. Keeping Focused

  5. Never Quitting

  6. Relationships and Dating

  7. True Manliness

  8. Effective Studying

  9. What Makes You Happy?

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 - 5:00 pm


Tekesta Study Center

4415 SW 88th Avenue, Miami, FL 33165

Tekesta Study Center

4415 SW 88th Avenue, Miami, FL 33165

Calendar 2020-21

Held on the third Saturday of the month 

September 19

October 17

November 21

December 4-6*

January 16

February 20

March 20

April 17

May 15

*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.

*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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