Franklin County Community Education established in 2001 facilitates life-long learning activities for adults and children to improve their lives and communities. Family involvement and community partners are an integral part in assuring the success of students. Academics are improved through the use of technology, the arts, afterschool/summer programs, parenting activities, mental health support, and career-techical activities.
Through innovative programs, Community Education helps local citizens, schools, agencies, businesses, industries, institutions, and other stakeholders to become active partners in addressing education and community concerns by improving the quality of life in their communities. Community Education also provides many extras needed to provide students with equipment, software, technology, and other extra services. Community Education helps to fill the gap through obtaining grants and funding. Over 35 million dollars have been secured in the last two decades to ensure that students have some advantages more prosperous school systems enjoy.
Community Education has helped with grants which offer a broad array of activities to enhance academics in providing quality assistance in the following areas:
- 21st Century Community Learning Centers
- Summer Enrichment Programs
- Adult Continuing Education
- Curriculum Enrichment
- Workshops, Events, and Media Campaigns
- Professional Development Opportunities
- Prevention Education
- Pre-Kindergarten and Early Childhood Activities
- Arts Education
- Equipment for Career-Technical Classes
- Grant Writing and Evaluation