to Aug 22

Forest Park Back to School Days

Volition Franklin will be having a resource table at the Forest Park Back to School days from 12-2PM each day for Forest Park students and parents! Substance misuse prevention resources will be provided, including information on vaping. Free rootbeer floats will also be provided as supplies last!

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7:30 PM19:30

Outdoor Movie Night

Join us for our 4th annual Franklin Family Fun Flick on Friday, June 14th at Lions Legend Park.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a free movie under the stars with your friends and family.

Free popcorn to the first 200 people. Food and kites will be available for purchase by Gift of Wings. Free games, entertainment, and vendor booths starting at 7:30PM. Movie begins at dusk.

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Registration: Franklin 5k
8:45 AM08:45

Registration: Franklin 5k

Join us on Saturday May 4th for the Franklin 5k!

The course starts & ends at Franklin High School.  The run/walk will proceed through the Oak Leaf Trail.  Designed for all ages & athletic abilities.  Strollers are welcome.

Race begins @ 9:30AM.

Check in begins at 8:45AM at Franklin High School, 8222 S 51st Street, North parking lot.

Run/Walk will proceed to Oak Leaf Trail.

Adults (Ages 13+):  $12  Code:  WR101-5

Children (3-12):  $5 (Children under 2yrs free.)   Code:  WR102-5

Register before April 22nd to guarantee a t-shirt size.

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6:30 PM18:30

Life of an Athlete

  • Saber Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us as we welcome speaker John Underwood, former NCAA All-American, International-level distance runner, World Masters Champion and Olympian coach. This presentation will inform community members on lifestyle choices and their impact on mental and physical performance. 

Doors open at 6PM!

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to May 19

SAMHSA National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders. 

Join us as we raise awareness and highlight prevention efforts in our Franklin community!

Monday & Tuesday we will be in our Franklin Schools facilitating an activity and throughout the community the rest of the week! Keep an eye out for the display of our National Prevention Week project at the Franklin Public Library or stop by the Franklin Health Department during the week of May 13th-19th to participate and be entered for a chance to win a free 1-week Innovative Health and Fitness Pass! 

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6:30 PM18:30

Growing Up Digital Community Presentation

Join us at Growing up Digital, a Franklin Public Schools Community Event. 

Parents of school-aged children & community members are invited to join the Franklin Public School District, the Franklin Police Department, and Jenny Heckman, private practice licensed counselor, to equip you with background knowledge and practical actions you can take as a parent to protect, monitor, and engage your children of all ages around technology use & the impact it is having on your child’s emotional intelligence and personal well-being.

Volition Franklin will be in the lobby with resources and information!

Registration requested but not required. 

Registration can be completed  here:

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6:00 PM18:00

Medication Safety to Live a Healthier Life

Medications play a pivotal role in our wellness, allowing us to improve our quality of life. Yet some medications have the potential to harm as well as to heal. Join Volition Franklin and the Franklin Health Department as we welcome Certified Senior Advisor, Claire Sedushak who understands the perils and pitfalls of this challenging balance.

You will learn how to:

  •  Ask the right questions when prescribed an opioid medication—the potential for abuse, the risk of dependency, whether other medications are just as effective.
  • Manage multiple medications while avoiding the risk of interactions and side effects for living a better quality of life.
  • Implement a proven system for regularly taking medications to improve your wellness.
  • Avoid problems with vitamins and supplements which can impact your medications.
  • Safely store and dispose of your unused medications


Register at:


Register by calling the Franklin Health Department at 414- 425-9101

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to Jan 28

Light and Unite RED Week

  • Franklin, Wisconsin 53132 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Light and Unite RED is a Milwaukee County wide campaign shining a spotlight on the dangers of substance use and highlighting prevention. Volition brings this campaign to Franklin by partaking in various events January 22-28, 2018.

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6:00 PM18:00

Free Naloxone Training

Volition Franklin will be offering a Free Narcan Training led by Chelsea Watry, Prevention Specialist, from the Aids Resource Center. 

The session will include an overview of substance abuse/heroin overdose 101, demonstrate both the nasal and injectable preparations of narcan and answer any questions that we may have on substance abuse overdose and how to treat it.

Registration is required. To register, please visit: 



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to Jan 19


Alcohol availability and easy access to alcohol are related to greater consumption of alcohol and alcohol- related problems among adolescents. 

Throughout the months of December and January, Volition is implementing a community wide campaign focused on raising awareness of the dangers of underage drinking and how to take steps to prevent alcohol from being misused. 

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to Nov 17

Dose of Reality PSA

  • Showtimes at Marcus Showtime Cinema (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Prescription opioid abuse is a problem we are facing here in Wisconsin. To raise awareness and educate community members, Volition Franklin is sponsoring the showing of one of the Dose of Reality campaign PSAs at our local theater before each movie for the next month! 

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