Franklin Boys & Girls Club to open in January

FRANKLIN — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord will launch an afterschool program and summer day camp at the St. Gabriel's Parish Center (formerly St. Mary's School) on Elkins Street in Franklin, starting January 2.

Open to students in grades 1-8, the Boys & Girls Club of Franklin will offer a safe place to belong, caring mentors and enriching activities like homework assistance, community service and leadership development, health and life-skills programming, physical fitness activities, arts and crafts and much more.

The Club will be open Monday through Friday after school until 6 p.m. with extended vacation and snow day hours. Free transportation from local schools will be provided. The income-based membership fee ranges from $5 to $65 per week ($45 to $105 for school vacation weeks).

Afterschool Program applications are currently being accepted; summer day camp applications will be available in February. For more information and an application visit or call 224-1061. Unit Director Tom Charbono can be reached at 998-9984.