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Franklln Communlty Center, |nc.
10 Franklln Street
Saratoga Sprlngs, NY 12866
www.trankllncommunltycenter.org
lnto@trankllncommunltycenter.org
[p] 518-587-9826 [t] 518-587-5293
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Project L|ft was ah|e to proº|de 124 weeks of camp to our Project L|fters for
summer 2013. Ihank ,ou to a|| those who made these esper|ences poss|h|e!


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An update for Frlends of Franklln 0ommunlty 0enter An update for Frlends of Franklln 0ommunlty 0enter An update for Frlends of Franklln 0ommunlty 0enter An update for Frlends of Franklln 0ommunlty 0enter~ ~~ ~August 20l3 August 20l3 August 20l3 August 20l3

Franklin Community Center l 10 Franklin Street l Saratoga Springs l NY l 12866
phone: (518) 587-9826 l fax: (518) 587-5293 l email: info@FranklinCommunityCenter.org

www.FranklinCommunityCenter.org
 Our 15th AnnuaI FrankIin Open GoIf Tourney, heId on june 1st at Windy HiIIs was a
huge success! We raised nore than $20,000! Thanks to aII who contributed.
 Our coIIaborative Brooks BBQ on Tuesday, juIy 23rd with the 5enior Center and
RebuiIding Together 5aratoga raised over $1,900 for each agency. Thank You!!
 5tay tuned to find out how nuch we raised fron DZ Restaurants Raising Dough:
5ociaI ResponsibiIity fundraiser!
 Project Lift University is October 17, 2013, at LongfeIIows. Check out page 3!
 A big thank you goes out to HeaIthy Living Market and Café in 5aratoga for seIIing
FCC "houses" at the register to raise funds for FrankIin! 5tay tuned to find out how
nuch was raised!
 The HawIey Foundation for ChiIdren has awarded a $6,000 grant towards Project
Lift.
 Thank you to the nany groups who conducted food drives for FCC! During the
nonth of juIy we served over 600 peopIe through our pantry.
 Going Green! Here is an excerpt of an enaiI we received fron a supporter we have
affectionateIy nicknaned "The Cheerio Guy": "l know you onIy send a coupIe of
things out in the naiI a year, and that frankIy is the nain reason l had increased ny
support of you and cut off support to nost others. FrankIin seens to be very cost
conscious and tries to concentrate on the nain nission instead of such wastefuI things,
which is why since Iast faII l've been naking nuItipIe trips to Price Chopper each week,
using coupons aIong with their speciaIs, and now bring the things directIy to you instead of
fiIIing up the Y box. lt's onIy about 20-30 doIIars or so a week, but l'n a savvy shopper and
this way at Ieast l know it's going to heIp peopIe instead of being wasted. No natter how
IittIe l was abIe to give, l'd Iike to feeI that l was sonehow naking a difference in
spreading ny Iinited resources around Iike that, and that just wasn't the case with these
other outfits." WeII said Cheerio Guy, weII said.
What's Been Gelng Un? What's Been Gelng Un? What's Been Gelng Un? What's Been Gelng Un?


Together, we are Together, we are Together, we are Together, we are
making a difference making a difference making a difference making a difference.

Don't Forget:
Donatlon oay at our ¨tree
store¨ at 101 Wasblngton
Street ls Tuesoay trom
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are now
acceptlng tall clotblng ano
small bousebolo ltems.

Food ltens Needed:
Cereal
Tuna
Spagbettl Sauce
Peanut 8utter
Canneo veggles
Canneo Frult
Nooole Sloe Dlsbes
Cbet 8oyaroee
Hamburger Helper
Hearty Soups
Rlce
ß00! 1he Uomìc 0epot ìn Wì|ton Ma|| wì|| start acceptìng gent|y-used and new
Pa||oween costumes on 5eptember 9th. We'|| get them out to famì|ìes ìn-need.
Ja|re w||||ars, Wro ras oeer parl ol
FCC's slall s|rce 2003, |s exc|led lo oe
lrars|l|or|rg |rlo rer coro|red ro|e ol
Assoc|ale 0|reclor/Coord|ralor ol 0eve|-
oprerl, ra|rla|r|rg lre sare |eve| ol
pass|or ard aulrerl|c|ly lral lre corru-
r|ly ras core lo expecl lror our orgar|-
zal|or. Corgralu|al|ors Ja|rel
3leve Egg|eslor, rosl recerl|y lror Cap-
la|r Youlr ard Far||y 3erv|ces, ras ac-
cepled lre Projecl L|ll Prograr Coord|ra-
lor pos|l|or. we|core aooard 3level
Kr|sler 3odrer, Wro ras oeer a parl l|re
Preverl|or Educalor W|lr Projecl L|ll
s|rce 2011, ras oeer proroled lo lre lu||
l|re Projecl L|ll Prograr Ass|s-
larl/vo|urleer Coord|ralor. we are
lrr|||ed lo rave Kr|sler jo|r our slall lu||
l|rel


We woulo llke to lntroouce tbe newest member ot our 8oaro ot Dlrectors, Megban Lemery. Megban ls a
graouate ot tbe Unlverslty ot vlrglnla ano tbe Columbla Unlverslty Scbool ot Soclal Work. Sbe ls a llcenseo
cllnlcal soclal worker ln tbe State ot New York ano a member ot tbe Natlonal Assoclatlon ot Soclal Work-
ers. Sbe bas been ln tbe tlelo over tltteen years ano currently bas an ottlce ln Saratoga Sprlngs ano Glens
Falls. Her practlce conslsts ot aoults, couples, tamlly counsellng ano aoolescents. Megban's passlon ls em-
powerlng lnolvlouals to llve wltb selt-acceptance ano love ano traoe tbe volce ot selt-ooubt tor selt-
contloence. Sbe ls a 2010 graouate ot Leaoersblp Saratoga, a publlsbeo autbor, a columnlst tor Saratoga
Tooay newspaper ano Slmply Saratoga magazlne, a local news e×pert on YNN tor tbelr Healtby Llvlng seg-
ment ano tbe creator ot a program tltleo ¨Glrlpower¨ to asslst aoolescent glrls ln growlng tbelr selt-wortb
ano coplng skllls. Franklln Communlty Center ls tbrllleo to bave Megban on tbe 8oaro ano looklng torwaro
to tbe skllls Megban wlll brlng.
Backpacks
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ºSo much more than just an after So much more than just an after So much more than just an after So much more than just an after- -- -school program...º school program...º school program...º school program...º
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ºLmpower|ng ch||dren. L|ft|ng sp|r|ts. 0hang|ng ||ºes," has heen Project L|ft's m|ss|on s|nce the program's |ncept|on |n 1984.

A free, after-schoo| preºent|on program, operated h, |rank||n 0ommun|t, 0enter, Project L|ft has heen pos|t|ºe|, |mpact|ng the ||ºes of ch||dren
and the|r fam|||es |n the Saratoga Spr|ngs 0|t, Schoo| 0|str|ct for near|, 30 ,ears. 0ffer|ng a safe, car|ng and structured enº|ronment for ,outh
|n grades 1-5, Project L|ft's un|que approach he|ghtens ch||dren's soc|a| and emot|ona| competence, |mproºes dec|s|on-mak|ng sk|||s, offers
|essons on the preºent|on of tohacco, drugs, a|coho| and hu||,|ng, hoosts se|f-esteemand he|ps strengthen the hond hetween ch||d, fam||,,
schoo| and commun|t,. |t's an |nºa|uah|e serº|ce to the fam|||es who use |t÷and now, |n the m|dst of a strugg||ng econom,, promot|ng |ts need
and un|queness |s more cruc|a| than eºer.

Project L|ft uses research-hased curr|cu|a to teach ch||dren the sk|||s the, ma, not |earn |n the c|assroomor at home, w|th an emphas|s on
fee||ngs, soc|a| sk|||s and hea|th, dec|s|ons. A |am||, 0utreach Lducator ensures that the needs of the fam|||es are met as requested, |nc|ud|ng
food, c|oth|ng, schoo| supp||es, ho||da, ass|stance and summer camp scho|arsh|ps. Ihe staff a|so works to he|p |nd|º|dua|s |n-need naº|gate
the soc|a| serº|ces s,stem, wh|ch can somet|mes he oºerwhe|m|ng and t|me-consum|ng. A|| serº|ces are free to the fam|||es |nºo|ºed. Ih|s
comprehens|ºe approach, comh|ned w|th a tra|ned and compass|onate staff, g|ºes ch||dren and the|r fam|||es a sense of support and adºocac,.

ºNan, t|mes, a|| peop|e rea||, need |s to fee| ||ke someone |s on the|r s|de when the, are faced w|th d|ff|cu|t s|tuat|ons," sa|d Steºe Lgg|eston,
Project L|ft Program0|rector. ºIhe staff of our programhas hecome |nstrumenta| |n he|p|ng teachers, fam|||es and the enro||ed ch||dren work
together as one un|t to dea| w|th a host of cha||enges that ma, face some of our commun|t,'s ch||dren.º
Project L|ft's preºent|on programm|ng |s a|med at reach|ng ch||dren at a ,oung age, |dea||, hefore the, ma, hecome esposed to r|sk factors,
such as med|a, techno|og, and |ncreased pressure frompeers, wh|ch m|ght e||c|t negat|ºe or destruct|ºe hehaº|ors.

|am|||es who haºe re||ed on the programdur|ng d|ff|cu|t t|mes sa, the programgaºe the|r ent|re fam||, a sense of support. Kar|een NcKe|ghan
sa|d, ºAs a s|ng|e mom||fe |s tough hut | he||eºe eºer,th|ng happens for a reason. | can just hope that the |essons that Project L|ft has taught m,
son sta, w|th h|mfor a |ong t|me. | amso thankfu| that not on|, has Project L|ft and the |rank||n 0ommun|t, 0enter he|ped m, son, [|n the
program[ hut the, a|so cont|nue to he|p m, fam||,."

ProgramAss|stant/Vo|unteer 0oord|nator, Kr|sten Sodher sa|d, ºwe'ºe got to make peop|e more aware of what these k|ds stand to |ose w|thout
a program||ke Project L|ft |n our |oca| schoo|s."





See page 3 for how ,ou can he|p support Project L|ft!
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join Us For
Project Lift University
October 17, 2013
LongfeIIows
6:00 p.n. to 9:00 p.n.
Have you ever wanted to enroII in a cIass that interested you, but you hesitated to
spend the noney! We've got the perfect way for you to expand your knowIedge and
benefit IocaI chiIdren at the sane tine!

Cone to LongfeIIows for this one-of-a-kind event and get nostaIgic about your coIIege
days. This acadenic-inspired evening wiII aIIow event-goers to register for "cIasses"
with taIented IocaI professionaIs, who wiII act as "professors" by donating their tine to
teach a cIass {cIasses wiII be scheduIed for a Iater date, so bring your caIendar}.
Attendees who sign up for cIasses wiII pay the "registration fee", but instead of paying
the "professor", aII proceeds wiII benefit Project Lift. lt's a great way to sign up for a
topic that interests you, whiIe aIso naking a difference in the Iives of IocaI kids!
Tickets are priced at $75 for the event, which incIudes beer, wine, nusic by KlD Dj and
food by LongfeIIows.
Cbeck out our webslte at www.frankIinconnunitycenter.org tor an up-to-oate llst ot tbe classes
tbat are belng ottereo. Tbere's sometblng tor almost everyone!
Ano bere's our llst ot amazlng sponsors, so tar:

Saratoga Springs United Methodist
Church Women’s Group
Capital District Heath
Care Coalition































ºSo much more than just an after So much more than just an after So much more than just an after So much more than just an after- -- -school program...º school program...º school program...º school program...º
Franklin Footnotes www.FranklinCommunityCenter.org August 2013
2
ºLmpower|ng ch||dren. L|ft|ng sp|r|ts. 0hang|ng ||ºes," has heen Project L|ft's m|ss|on s|nce the program's |ncept|on |n 1984.

A free, after-schoo| preºent|on program, operated h, |rank||n 0ommun|t, 0enter, Project L|ft has heen pos|t|ºe|, |mpact|ng the ||ºes of ch||dren
and the|r fam|||es |n the Saratoga Spr|ngs 0|t, Schoo| 0|str|ct for near|, 30 ,ears. 0ffer|ng a safe, car|ng and structured enº|ronment for ,outh
|n grades 1-5, Project L|ft's un|que approach he|ghtens ch||dren's soc|a| and emot|ona| competence, |mproºes dec|s|on-mak|ng sk|||s, offers
|essons on the preºent|on of tohacco, drugs, a|coho| and hu||,|ng, hoosts se|f-esteemand he|ps strengthen the hond hetween ch||d, fam||,,
schoo| and commun|t,. |t's an |nºa|uah|e serº|ce to the fam|||es who use |t÷and now, |n the m|dst of a strugg||ng econom,, promot|ng |ts need
and un|queness |s more cruc|a| than eºer.

Project L|ft uses research-hased curr|cu|a to teach ch||dren the sk|||s the, ma, not |earn |n the c|assroomor at home, w|th an emphas|s on
fee||ngs, soc|a| sk|||s and hea|th, dec|s|ons. A |am||, 0utreach Lducator ensures that the needs of the fam|||es are met as requested, |nc|ud|ng
food, c|oth|ng, schoo| supp||es, ho||da, ass|stance and summer camp scho|arsh|ps. Ihe staff a|so works to he|p |nd|º|dua|s |n-need naº|gate
the soc|a| serº|ces s,stem, wh|ch can somet|mes he oºerwhe|m|ng and t|me-consum|ng. A|| serº|ces are free to the fam|||es |nºo|ºed. Ih|s
comprehens|ºe approach, comh|ned w|th a tra|ned and compass|onate staff, g|ºes ch||dren and the|r fam|||es a sense of support and adºocac,.

ºNan, t|mes, a|| peop|e rea||, need |s to fee| ||ke someone |s on the|r s|de when the, are faced w|th d|ff|cu|t s|tuat|ons," sa|d Steºe Lgg|eston,
Project L|ft Program0|rector. ºIhe staff of our programhas hecome |nstrumenta| |n he|p|ng teachers, fam|||es and the enro||ed ch||dren work
together as one un|t to dea| w|th a host of cha||enges that ma, face some of our commun|t,'s ch||dren.º
Project L|ft's preºent|on programm|ng |s a|med at reach|ng ch||dren at a ,oung age, |dea||, hefore the, ma, hecome esposed to r|sk factors,
such as med|a, techno|og, and |ncreased pressure frompeers, wh|ch m|ght e||c|t negat|ºe or destruct|ºe hehaº|ors.

|am|||es who haºe re||ed on the programdur|ng d|ff|cu|t t|mes sa, the programgaºe the|r ent|re fam||, a sense of support. Kar|een NcKe|ghan
sa|d, ºAs a s|ng|e mom||fe |s tough hut | he||eºe eºer,th|ng happens for a reason. | can just hope that the |essons that Project L|ft has taught m,
son sta, w|th h|mfor a |ong t|me. | amso thankfu| that not on|, has Project L|ft and the |rank||n 0ommun|t, 0enter he|ped m, son, [|n the
program[ hut the, a|so cont|nue to he|p m, fam||,."

ProgramAss|stant/Vo|unteer 0oord|nator, Kr|sten Sodher sa|d, ºwe'ºe got to make peop|e more aware of what these k|ds stand to |ose w|thout
a program||ke Project L|ft |n our |oca| schoo|s."





See page 3 for how ,ou can he|p support Project L|ft!

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