Franklin Kids, a parent run organization, creatively addresses the Learning and Enrichment needs of the students at Franklin Avenue Elementary School. The goal of this organization is to provide the best quality Learning and Enrichment programming at an affordable cost.  The key components of our program includes; Enrichment classes in art, theater, science, and physical education, targeted homework help, playground activities as well as creative art projects tied to upcoming holidays and school events.  Unlike pre-packaged Learning and Enrichment programs, Franklin Kids is designed to evolve with the ever-changing needs and desires of the children and parents at Franklin.  Utilizing staff and parents from our own school community allows us to inspire students with professional talents and passions that are unique to our community.  It also assures continual updating of the selection of classes available. We welcome input from parents, teachers and children in our effort to ensure that their experience is engaging, productive, and fun.

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The Beyond the Bell YOUTH SERVICES After-School Program of organized games, enrichment activities, and homework assistance is provided for those students capable of independent supervision to, from, and at the playground site.  It is a permissive recreation program available to students in grades 2 through 8.  Children may come and go as they choose and by their own volition.  The Beyond the Bell YOUTH SERVICES After-School Program is not a child care program.  Students do not sign-in or out.  It is a privilege, not a right, to participate in the program.  Children are expected to conduct themselves appropriately and may lose the opportunity to participate if their behavior is disruptive.  The elementary program is for students in elementary grades (grades 2 through 5/6) and the middle school program is for students in middle school grades (grades 6 through 8). 

In order for a student to be eligible to participate an agreement form is required.  Once completed and received by the Youth Services Staff the student may participate.