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  • After-School: Runs from end of the school day until 6:30 PM
  • No-School Days: Open on most no-school days (see schedule below) from 7:30AM-6:30PM
  • Early Release Days: Open on days when the children get out early from school
  • Summer Camp: Open for most of the summer; M-F 7:30AM-6:00 PM


  • Transportation is provided from Poinciana Elementary, Lake Park Elementary, Shadowlawn Elementary, Calusa Park Elementary, Avalon Elementary, Gulf Coast Charter Academy, Mason Classical Academy, and East Naples Middle.
  • A healthy snack, included in program fee, is provided for all children.
  • In addition to designated homework time and outdoor play, the Fran Cohen Youth Center program consists of various additional components highlighted below.

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead logo

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead: Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is an enrichment program in the arts and sciences that has donated the program license to the Fran Cohen Youth Center as a curriculum resource. This program offers high quality lessons to children in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and music. Children at the Fran Cohen Youth Center benefit from this program by participating in STEM and arts activities such as 3D Printing and Design, Robotics and Coding, Engineering, Smart Art, and Challenge Class. The Youth Center has adopted the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead culture of perseverance, fearless problem-solving, idea generation, and self-guided learning which will help them develop essential thinking skills to prepare them to conquer the world.

The Salvation Army Club 316 logo

Club 316: Club 316 is a Salvation Army-based character building program similar to Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts where kids earn badges by learning about a specific item and accomplishing various tasks.

The Salvation Army School of Performing Arts Naples logo

School of Performing Arts: Located partly in the Fran Cohen Youth Center, the School of Performing Arts is the Salvation Army’s performing arts program, lead by Director, Regan Love. All Fran Cohen Youth Center After-School Program students participate weekly in either band (older children) or chorus (younger children). The School of Performing Arts also offers high-quality yet affordable music, dance, and drama classes available either as an add-on to the after-school program or as a stand-alone class.

Latchkey League: The Latchkey League is non-profit organization that raised funds to construct the Fran Cohen Youth Center and continues to provide generous support to provide educational, cultural, and recreational services to children in the greater Naples area who are in need of after-school supervision and activities and to promote educational development for their future. our children with a safe, effective, and fun learning environment. Many Latchkey League members volunteer at the Youth Center, offering assistance with homework, as well as providing culinary, art, and pottery classes for the children.


  • After-School: We are currently full. Email hilary.shore@uss.salvationarmy.org to be added to our waitlist.
  • No-School Days: If you enrolled in a FCYC program in Fall 2018, please enroll for no-school day events in the parent portal. If you haven't been with us since Summer 2018, please click on the event in the calendar to enroll and create an account.
  • Early Release Days: We are open on days when a participating school has early release.
  • Summer Camp: Online enrollment coming soon.

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  • After-School Program weekly cost is $30. Payments are due every Monday and weekly payment is required to hold spot. Multi-student discount is $5 per child.
  • Early Release Days are an additional $5, added onto the after-school program cost for that week.
  • No-School Days cost $15 per day and include breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.


Need-based scholarships are available based on income level indicated in enrollment packet.


For additional information contact Hilary Shore at 239-210-4019 Hilary.shore@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Located at 1472 Airport Road South, Naples, Florida 34104

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Make a Gift to support our low-income families and transform the futures of more than 75 children every year. Together, we can provide quality arts instruction and instill lifelong skills. When you do, you give him/her hope and self-confidence. Keep our programs FREE or at a low cost for participating families. Join us in ensuring that all East Naples children have access to our one-of-a-kind Fran Cohen Youth Center programs.

For more information about making a gift to support The Salvation Army children’s outreach programs, please contact Martin de St. Pierre at 239-210-4013 or Robin Wendell at 239-210-4006.

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