Franklin City Public Schools kicks off Adopt-A-Bronco program

Published 11:26 am Friday, May 27, 2016

Franklin High School is seeking volunteers to assist graduating seniors successfully transition from high school into post-secondary education, the military or employment.

“[Superintendent] Dr. Bell thought it would be a great way to help our graduates transition … and it would be another way to get the community involved with our students,” said Travis Felts, coordinator of pupil personnel, testing and instruction at Franklin City Public Schools.

“The first year out of high school into the real world is a tough transition,” Felts added. “It gets out community involved in the success of our young people. The more successful Broncos we have, the better off the entire community will be in the long run. Next year we plan on adopting our Broncos at the beginning of the year, rather than after graduation, which will be helpful applying for scholarships, financial aid and for all the important things that happen during senior.”

Those joining the “Adopt-a-Bronco” program will be expected to stay in touch with their graduating seniors for at least one year through phone calls, sending notes or cards. The goal is for the volunteer to be a mentor or listening ear that former students can call with questions, advice or assistance. No financial obligation is required.

Those interested may sign up online at the following address by no later than Monday June 6.

Those who wish to become “Bronco Coaches” will be invited to a breakfast hosted at Franklin High School at 8 a.m. on June 15 to meet the Bronco Seniors they will be “adopting.”