Youth Group for 7th and 8th graders at STOC which meets Wednesdays from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm!

Click Here to Register for the Academic Edge Year

I hope you all have had a fantastic summer and are getting ready for another great year of EDGE!
We will continue meeting on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the St. Therese of Carmel Parish Hall and we would love for you to join us!

Cost: $175 (scholarships are available)

Pay ONLINE at this link: https://secure.myvanco.com/L-YQY3/campaign/C-ZB53


by check ($175 per youth made out to "St. Therese of Carmel" or "STOC"  - please write your child's name in the memo line) to the Parish Office or place in the Sunday Collection in an envelope marked EDGE - Harrison Trubitt.

Click here to see the full 2022-23 EDGE schedule

I (Harrison) will be continuing as EDGE Coordinator and Facilitator, along with a great CORE team of adult and teen leaders you may recognize from years before and a few new faces.  For those of you who may not know who I am, feel free to read a brief bio about me below, or just get in touch with me by email or phone. 
Our First EDGE meeting of the 2022-2023 school year is Wednesday, September 14th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. 
Please enter through the Youth Room door, which is located off the staff parking lot, closest to Del Mar Trails Rd.  
At this first session, we will have a BRIEF PARENT MEETING from 6:45 - 7:15 pm

Please join us to meet the Core team of volunteers as well as to learn more about how we communicate with you and about all the awesome things we have planned for the year. 

Click here to see see and review the PowerPoint we went over with parents!

The Edgers (your young teens) will attend the parent meeting with you and then have some fun ice-breaker activities and a Faith Talk with us until you pick them up from the parking lot at 8:00 pm.  You and your teen will not want to miss it!


Harrison Trubitt’s Mini-Bio

My name is Harrison Joseph Trubitt and I have been on staff at St. Therese of Carmel for the past 5+ years working with the high school students, and assisting with EDGE, VBS, and Faith Formation.  I grew up in Scripps Ranch and attended Cathedral Catholic High School, where I was heavily involved in campus ministry and my own youth ministry program.  I’ve been involved in youth ministry leadership for the past 10 years (6 in middle school ministry, and 10 in high school ministry) all over California.  As I finished my Single Subject Teaching Credential at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (where I also received a BA in English and Religious Studies), I was the Assistant Confirmation Coordinator, driving down every two weeks to teach Year 1 Confirmation at the Parish.  After graduating, I took over as the full time Youth Minister/Confirmation Coordinator at STOC and have loved every second of it.  I am so stoked to get to walk on your teen’s spiritual journey with them from middle school through high school, and witness the great things that God has in store for them.
Please, please, please let me know if you have any questions!  God is so great, and I look forward to an incredible year ahead with all of you and your teens!

You will receive an email with detailed information about start dates and times before our educational year begins.



EDGE is a Catholic middle school youth ministry experience created for early adolescents in grades 7 and 8.

EDGE is designed to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of young adolescents. Participants are always welcome and encouraged to bring their friends to EDGE.

At this age, middle school youth face different behavioral challenges as well as positive and negative ideas. Many of the values and beliefs that they held as children are now questioned and challenged. As young adolescents they are trying to figure out who they are and what they believe.

Within the context of faith, middle school youth are moving from a child-like spirituality to one that will hopefully reach its pinnacle, beginning with the work of EDGE, into an adult faith commitment to Jesus Christ and the Catholic Community.

The name EDGE recognizes that middle school youth are possibly on the “edge” of a spiritual decision in their lives, and if we, as a Church, don’t act, we may lose them.

Therefore, we, as a Church, are going to give them the “edge” they need in life: Jesus Christ, the Sacraments, Sacred Scripture, the Teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, and a Catholic Community to love, nurture and challenge them.

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