SEEDS After School is in its fourth year at Frankfort as a DHS licensed 21st Century Community Learning Center program. Working with the school, our goal at SEEDS is to provide students with interesting, educational, relevant, fun, and free after school activities throughout the school year.
For the last three years, SEEDS has provided a wide range of opportunities for all Frankfort students, including activities for students struggling in academics, volunteering in their community, exploring hobbies, and increasing physical activity. Over the last two summers, SEEDS employed over twenty Benzie County students in our Youth Conservation Corps program. Our Youth Corps worked on community and conservation projects throughout the area and in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, such as invasive plant removal, trail restoration work, campsite renovation, and beach cleanup. Other Youth Corps members helped staff local summer camp programs in the area.
This year we hope to offer Frankfort students even more! Academic programs we provide after school include subject specific tutoring as well as homework help. We have some great opportunities for physical activity at the end of the day such as Bootcamp, Panther Prowl Dance Crew, and White Tiger Martial Arts. We also currently have Black Bird Arts, cooking classes, Glee Club, Movie Party Mondays, Middle School Robotics, and Fishing. We now have daily lunchtime hangout, too. This is a chance for students to come into the SEEDS room after they eat and get a little energy out before heading back to class! Check out our calendar link above to see when each program runs.
All activities run sometime between Monday-Thursday 3:05-6pm. Class lengths vary from one three hours and are all free to all Frankfort students. Benzie bus passes are available for any student who needs transportation and attends a program for that day. Please set up your ride ahead of time. If you have comments, concerns, ideas, would like to volunteer your time, or would like to chat about how we can best serve your student through our program, we would love to talk. You can reach us at FEHS school in Room 22, by e-mail: Sarah Nicholas, or at 231-352-4781 ext. 220.
Parents, volunteers, and other community members are encouraged to check out what we’re doing! For up-to-date after school news and photos, please or check out our Frankfort Newsletter!