Franklin Center

The Bridge Newsletter

June, 2023

Franklin Center Alumni & Community Picnic

Next Tuesday is Franklin Center's Alumni and Community Picnic! We will provide food, drinks, games, and chairs. You are welcome to bring your own chairs or blankets as well! In the event of rain, the picnic will be held inside our community room.

Date: Tuesday, June 20th

Time: 5:00- 7:00 pm

Location: Franklin Center Campus (outside on lawn)

1001 Boone Ave N Golden Valley, MN 55427

Who: All former and current students, clients, participants, families, and staff

RSVP Here!

Summer Activity Days

We're excited to announce additional Activity Days offered over the Summer:

  • July 5th: Summer Crafts and Popsicles
  • July 6th: Mill City Museum and Minneapolis History
  • July 7th: Schaper Park and Obstacle Courses
  • August 7th: Inventions and Rube Goldberg Machines
  • August 8th: Space
  • August 9th: Volcanoes

You can register your student for any of these Activity Days in your Blackbaud Tuition Management account. Select "Purchase Optional Items" from the top menu. The July Activity Days will be available in the 2022- 2023 session Year, and the August Activity Days will be available in the 2023- 2024 Session Year.

Thank you for your incredible support at Minds of All Kinds! With your help, we raised over $266,000! Every penny raised at Minds of All Kinds is more than just a financial gift; it is an investment in Franklin's vision and our incredible neurodiverse community. Enjoy a three-minute highlight video of this year's event! It is not too late to donate and support our neurodiverse community.

Donate Today!


June 12th- 30th

Session 1 Camp

June 19th

Juneteenth- Franklin Center Closed

June 20th

Franklin Center Alumni and Community Picnic

July 3rd

Franklin Center Closed

July 4th

Independence Day- Franklin Center Closed

July 10th- 28th

Session 2 Camp

July 5th

Activity Day

July 6th

Activity Day

July 7th

Activity Day

July 31st- August 4th

Session 3 Camp

2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Live Calendar

Camp Franklin

Camp Franklin has begun! Session 1 is completely full, but we still have openings in Session 2 and Session 3! Please review the updated Camp Franklin Flyer below!

To register, log into your Blackbaud account. The dates for Camp Franklin 2023 are:

  • Session 1: 6/12- 6/30
  • Session 2: 7/10- 7/28
  • Session 3: 7/31- 8/4

Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

Updated Camp Franklin Brochure

Franklin Enrichment

Community Outreach

Interested in activities for your child over the summer? Check out the link below for an array of resources in our community.

2023 Community Resources and Opportunities

Wilderness Inquiry Summer Trips

Join Wilderness Inquiry for family adventures and neurodiverse affinity trips this summer! These trips connect participants to nature, strengthen social inclusion, and support the health and wellness benefits the outdoors have to offer. Learn more and register here!

Owls' Nest 

Owls' Nest is available over the summer during the following hours: 8:00- 9:00 am and 3:00-4:30 pm. If you are interested in registering for Owl's Nest over the summer, please fill out the form below.

Registration Form

Jackie Fallenstein and

Donna Grubka

PTO Co-Chairs

[email protected]

[email protected]

Kim Snow

Executive Director

[email protected]

Kim Strandemo

Academy Principal

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