Summer Lunch Programs in Franklin County

In Frankfort, there are three options for ALL children under the age of 18 to receive free lunches this Summer. Each program is designed for any family to participate in- you do not have to attend the school system you are associated with. In addition to weekly pickups, Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation is also hosting daily meals at Thorn Hill…

Franklin County’s Prevention Work Draws International Attention

Franklin County’s Prevention Work Draws International Attention

Health Department’s Berry a Featured Speaker at Iceland, Mexico Conferences The work of Franklin County’s Just Say Yes coalition was featured this month at the annual Planet Youth conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. The conference theme was “Prevention through Social Change: The Icelandic Prevention Model in Action.” This was the second international conference in recent months whose organizers invited Amelia Berry,…

Summer Camps (Frankfort, KY)

Summer Camps (Frankfort, KY)

All camps listed here accept Yes Cards. YMCA at Second Street SchoolThemes vary by week, $150 per week plus registration feesAges: 5-12Weekly themes such as Superheroes and Sidekicks, Splashtacular, and Aloha Island Cruise help set the tone for all sorts of fun activities. From games and sports to arts and crafts to outdoor adventures to science, a Y day camp…

Free Family Fun in Frankfort

Free Family Fun in Frankfort

Looking for free activities in Frankfort? Here’s a few of our favorites. These Frankfort venues offer youth and family programming and are open to the public. Check their websites and/or social media for up to date activities and times. Josephine Sculpture Park Explore nearly 70 works of art throughout 40 acres of native meadows and newly forested areas. Enjoy picnic areas, native…

Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Camps

Spring Break is around the corner! A break from school can be a great opportunity to do something fun and engaging. These camps are in or near Franklin County and accept Yes Cards as payment. Mythical Creatures at Broadway ClayApril 1-5, 9am-12pm, $165 per personCampers will learn wheel throwing and hand building methods during this weeklong ceramics class exploring Mythical…

Kids Eat Free (or Discount Nights) in Frankfort

Looking for a place to take the family? These restaurants offer specials for kids. Sunday Miguels: Kids Eat Free La Fiesta Grande: Kids Eat Free Steak n’Shake: Kids Eat Free, Dine-In only Monday Jonny Carinos: Half Price Family Meals Locals Food Hub and Pizza Pub: Pizza Specials Wings & Rings: Kids Eat Free Frich’s: Kids Eat Free Huddle House (Lawrenceburg):…

Franklin County Asks Their Kids to Say Yes

In 2019, the Franklin County Health Department (FCHD) took a unique approach to lowering substance use in their community that focuses on their youth. Under a Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center CDC-funded Overdose Data to Action mini-grant, FCHD launched the Just Say Yes initiative created with guidance from Iceland-based Planet Youth. Iceland has seen significant reduction in the number…