TRANSPORTATION TO THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (FCSC)
Registration for the bus from your child’s school to the Club is handled through the Club (not the school). The After School Program fee for the 2017-2018 school year will be $75.00 per semester. If your child will be riding the bus from his/her school to the Club, make sure you sign your child up promptly (at the Club) because the spots fill quickly. Call the Club at 317-736-3695 if you have questions.
- Creekside Elementary
- Needham Elementary
- Northwood Elementary
- Webb Elementary
- CBIS, Franklin Middle School, Franklin Community High School and St. Rose
Members are welcome any time the Club is open.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM HOURS
- 2:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
- 2:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday
CLUB PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
The Boys & Girls Club of Franklin focuses on providing the youth of Johnson County with numerous activities that help build life skills while developing quality relationships with Club staff. In 2016 the Club served approximately 1,800 children in the Club and through our Athletic Programs with an average daily attendance of 185 members in our After School Program and 145 members during the summer. The Boys & Girls Club of Franklin provides a positive and safe environment for our community to learn skills necessary to become successful later in life. The Club offers a broad range of programs modeled after Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s five Core Program Areas:
- The Arts – Programs in this area enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.
- Character and Leadership Development – Programs in this Core Program area empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in community service and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.
- Education and Career Development – Programs in this Core Program area enable youth to become proficient in basic educational discipline, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.
- Health and Life Skills – Programs in this area develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
- Sports, Fitness, and Recreation – Programs in this area develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
The After School Program at the Boys & Girls Club of Franklin serves an average of 197 youth on a daily basis. Children benefit from the Club’s caring and professional staff and volunteers who help them envision productive futures and achieve their goals. Youth and adults work together in structured activities such as:
- Power Hour: Homework and Tutoring Help: In 2015 our staff and volunteers aided 307 youth in Power Hour, working directly with them during these critical hours after school.
- SMART Moves: Prevention and education program of drugs, tobacco and alcohol
- Passport to Manhood: For boys to develop healthy attitudes and lifestyles
- Kids in Control: Safety awareness at home, the Club and in the neighborhood
- Triple Play: A three-part program that focuses upon fitness, social recreation, and healthy eating habits including the Daily Fitness Challenge.
- Girls Scouts: Programming focusing on life skills, good decision-making and healthy friendships
- Money Matters: Teen program that focuses on money issues
- Torch Club: Focuses on developing leadership and community service projects
The Boys & Girls Club partners with the following local and state partners to provide programming:
- United Way of Johnson County – After School Program
- Indiana Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs and Governor Mike Pence – Indiana Kids Tutoring Program for members needing special attention with reading and math
- Indiana Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs and Serve Indiana – Indiana Kids & the AmeriCorps Program
- Franklin College Work Study Program – After School Staff
- Drug Free Johnson County– SMART Moves Prevention Programming
- Pi Beta Phi Sorority at Franklin College – Literacy Programming and Read Across America in Honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday
The Boys & Girls Club offers the following fun activities during after school hours:
- Arts & Crafts Room – where the kids enjoy making crafts. This is one of the most popular activities at the Club.
- Computer Lab – open daily for our members to explore, our computer lab gives youth hands-on experience with technology. The computers are provided through the generosity of the Caterpillar Foundation and the Elba L. and Gene Portteus Branigin Foundation.
- LEGO Room – provides youth the opportunity to be creative while building with LEGO’s in a kid-friendly atmosphere.
- Gymnasium activities – gives members time to participate in fun games while exercising and learning sportsmanship.
- Game Room – provides opportunities for youth to play games and interact in groups with others their age. Our Game Room has been updated and includes X-box Kinect, pool tables and a carpet ball game.
- Taco Bell Tween/Teen Scene – a place for the older youth to get away and “hang out” with their peers. The Torch Club has participated in many community service projects.