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About Us


Organizational information:


  • The Training Center was formed in 2010.  It is recognized by the IRS as not for profit 501c3 organization.  Donations are tax deductible.


  • Training Center program is offered free of charge to families in our community.


  • Funding comes through local individuals, businesses, churches and organizations believing in our mission.  The Training Center is a proud recipient of grants from the Grant County Community Foundation, American Woodmark, and the Fairmount Round Robins to assist with special projects for our families such as food, clothing, shoes, in addition to funds for a new computer lab, etc.


  • New Life Community Church provides the use of their education wing/facilities nominal fee to the Training Center along with additional financial support.


  • The Board of Directors for the Training Center is comprised of community leaders whose professional backgrounds include education, social work, criminal justice and business.


  • Member of the Marion/Grant County Chamber of Commerce

Hours of Operation




  • 2:30pm-6:00pm






  • 9:00am-1:00pm

Community Partnerships


  • Purdue Extension - Monthly visits from a trained nutritionist.  Works with students in teaching them healthy eating habits.

​     Additionally, an education specialist teaches students

     Character Buildig and Life Skills.


  • Grant County 4H -  Monthly 4H meetings.  Training Center students complete at least two 4H projects to submit for judging at the local fair.

  • Project Leadership - Meets with students to provide college guidance and social emotional learning. 


We provide:


  • Nourishing snack/Evening Meal

  • Educational Assistance

  • Critical Reading Assistance

  • College and Career

  • Character Education

  • Community Activities

  • Rotations - Art/Music, Computers, Reading Lab, Life Skills, Constructive Physical Activities, STEM Activities

  • One on One Mentoring

  • Bi-Monthly Family Dinner

  • Six Week Summer Program


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