The Mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Franklin:
THANK YOU TO:
THE CATERPILLAR FOUNDATION!!!
The Boys & Girls Club of Franklin was awarded a grant in the amount of $5,186 from the Caterpillar Foundation for our “Educational Improvement through Technology Program” to purchase computers and tablets. This grant will provide homework assistance and educational enrichment with the use of computer lab activities and reading time. Participants will be exposed to more academic assistance, which in turn will aid in improvement in school. Through improvement of reading and math scores, students will have the foundation to succeed in further academic studies.
AGAIN…thanks to the Caterpillar Foundation for the generosity!
PAY IT FORWARD & THE LEGO FOUNDATION!!!
The Boys & Girls Club of Franklin recently received a $3,000 check from the Pay It Forward Golf Outing. The Club’s name was drawn from a hat of not-for-profit organizations. The Club has been conducting STEM Robotics courses (initiated from a JCCF Grant that was received in 2015), so this grant will be utilized to continue this program.
We were also fortunate to receive a $1,000 grant from the LEGO Foundation for STEM Robotics. The kids really enjoy building and creating in the STEM Robotics courses. Funding is important for quality instruction of these STEM courses, so the generosity of Pay It Forward and the LEGO Foundation is very much appreciated.
MAX & ERMA’S RESTAURANT IN EDINBURGH
Max & Erma’s in Edinburgh is very supportive of the Boys & Girls Club of Franklin. This year the restaurant dedicated the month of September as a dine and donate for the Club. In addition, on September 18th, Max & Erma’s employees worked very hard organizing and conducting a “parking lot sale” with face painting and other fun activities and all of the proceeds ($2,140.32) was donated to the Club. Led by their fearless leader, Tim Blair, the Max & Erma’s employees displayed an extremely caring spirit. What an enthusiastic group! We appreciate them so much!
Tim Blair, General Manager, Max & Erma’s & Boys & Girls Club staff