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.
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.
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.