A good influence: Volunteers sought to help make programs work

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As schools let out for the day, the Boys and Girls Club of Franklin filled with kids looking for a place to hang out for a few hours.

Close to 200 children fill the club’s classrooms, gymnasium and recreational space to take part in after-school programs. Some are tutored on the day’s reading lesson, while others practice guitar, violin or piano.

They play basketball, work on computers and square off in games such as Dance Dance Revolution and foosball.

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