A program of the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, the Franklin Initiative provides career awareness and workforce development services for youth in Bloomington in Monroe County, Indiana.
The Franklin Initiative works with teachers and schools to offer real-world experiences that get young people excited about future education and careers by helping them realize the relevance and importance of their education to life and careers after graduation.
The Franklin Initiative's Program include:
Dropout prevention is a key focus. The Franklin Initiative Graduation Coach Initiative helps high school students stay in school, graduate, and get a good job or pursue continuing education. Graduation Coaches at Bloomington High School North, Bloomington High School South, and Edgewood High School in Ellettsville work one-on-one with students who are at-risk of dropping out to remove barriers to graduation and help them receive their diploma or GED.