We were delighted to launch our Athletics program with an exciting event at NJCU’s John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center — home base for the Franklin Tigers! With over 100 attendees, our Athletics Expo & Open House offered current and prospective families the opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art facilities, meet our leadership team, and connect with one another. It was also designed for students in grades 6-10 to participate in a basketball clinic with coaches and play ball.
When Chris Barnes visited Franklin — all the way from Australia — to meet with our Head of School, William Campbell, he was actually reconnecting with his former colleague and fellow countryman. Mr. Barnes and Mr. Campbell had previously worked together at the Trinity Grammar School in Sydney. Walking through the Franklin doors, Mr. Barnes was thrilled by the vision of our new school, as well as the rich diversity of the Jersey City community. He is even more excited now to be joining us this fall as Franklin’s Academic Care and Capstone Project Director!
To celebrate the launch of Franklin Student Ventures — our incubator program in which every student will learn how to take an idea for a product, business, or non-profit organization and turn it into a reality — we recently held our first Young Innovators Competition. We invited local students from grades 6-11 to submit ideas for improving their communities through entrepreneurship and innovation.