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Registration Now Open for Born Learning Academy

The United Way of Franklin County is excited to announce that registration is now open for the Born Learning Academy, a free six-week program designed to help families with young children (age 0 to pre-kindergarten) discover fun, engaging ways to turn everyday activities into valuable learning experiences.

The Born Learning Academy will run from April 11 to May 16, taking place every Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:30 AM at Coyle Free Library. Parents and caregivers interested in participating can register at

The program’s mission is to provide families with proven tips, tools, and resources that will enable them to take a more active role in preparing their children for kindergarten. Each session will focus on practical ideas for transforming routine activities into moments that foster learning and growth.

To ensure a convenient and enjoyable experience for all attendees, the Born Learning Academy will provide childcare and nutritious snacks during each session. This allows parents and caregivers to focus on gaining valuable knowledge and skills that will help them support their children’s early development.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with other families in the community and learn new strategies for nurturing your young child’s education. Secure your spot in the Born Learning Academy today by visiting and registering for this invaluable program.

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Patricia M Campbell 1932-2024

Pat graduated from Fannett Township High School in 1950 and received her BA in Education from, known then as, Shippensburg State Teachers College. .

James Patrick McNally III 1947-2024

James was known for his dedication and excellence in his professional career, where he made lasting contributions and built strong relationships with his colleagues.

Brenda Jackson Liu 1945-2024

Upon retirement, Brenda worked as a part-time nurse at the Migrant Health in Gettysburg. During this time she traveled to migrant camps all over Pennsylvania.

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On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

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