Needs/ Benefits possibilities for the Franklin Center for Innovation/Innovative Minds Academy
Needs (Financial) for on-going operations and initial funding for the Innovative Minds Academy
(August 1, 2023 – July 31, 2024)
12 months x $5,100 per month $61,200
70 students X $2,200 per student $154,000
Six part – time faculty
6 X $8,000 each $48,000 $78,000
Benefits: The benefits to Frankfort, Franklin County and the Commonwealth of Kentucky that can be attributed to the Franklin Center for Innovation activity are felt in many different ways. Much of the expenses this coming year will be to the formation of the Innovative Minds Academy, which will have very measurable outcomes. However, there will be dozens of additional benefits, some benefits that we have been producing for the past three years, as well as others that are mentioned below.
The Franklin Center for Innovation will positively impact 70 or more students in the first year through Innovative Minds Academy
Offer programs for Kentucky State University students to create and develop their business ideas
Offer a space for many residents of Franklin County and surrounding area to develop and build items and services for themselves as well as for others.
Meeting space for regional groups
Offer a marketplace for regional crafters/business owners
Offer a garden space for community residents to have access to a community garden and learn best practices in gardening
Offer learning programs for the community beyond the 70 students we will serve during the first year.