What is Fast Track?
Fast Track is a countywide school readiness program which provides backpacks, school supplies and other items to help low income students be prepared for the first day of school.
In 2016, the school year started off right for 2,254 students at six area school events in Johnson County. More than 300 volunteers from the Johnson County community participated in helping with collection and distribution of supplies.
Why should I help?
Fast Track Reduces Stress for Families and Teachers:
97% of parents who attended Fast Track said Fast Track reduced their stress about providing supplies to their child for the first day of school.
95% of teachers said children equipped with needed supplies reduces stress on the first day of school.
Fast Track prepares children for the first day of school:
97% of the parents said Fast Track prepared their child for the first day of school.
Fast Track connects families to needed resources:
96% of parents said Fast Track connected them to resources to be a successful parent.
The number of Johnson County children in need of assistance continues to rise. In the 2010-2011 school year there were 8,030 children eligible for free and reduced lunch program in Johnson County. That number grew to 9,460 children in the 2015-2016 school year.
How can you help?
$30 equips one child with the supplies needed to start school prepared on the first day.
$150 equips five children with needed supplies.
$810 equips a classroom of students with needed supplies.
To donate to the Fast Track program, please mail your contribution to:
United Way of Johnson County
P. O. Box 153
Franklin, IN 46131
Make checks payable to United Way of Johnson County and enter Fast Track in the memo line.
Stuff the Bus
Stuff the Bus will take place on July 15, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at all Wal-Mart locations in Johnson County.
- Wal-Mart, Countyline and Emerson, Greenwood, IN
- Wal-Mart, Smith Valley Road and State Road 135, Greenwood, IN
- Wal-Mart, US 31, Franklin, IN
Fast Track collections will begin July 5th and run through August 18th throughout Johnson county. Please visit any Horizon Bank, Huntington Bank, or Mutual Savings Bank location to drop off items. Items may also be dropped off at Main St. Self Storage in Greenwood or the United Way of Johnson County Office, 594 Ironwood Drive, Franklin.
The number of Johnson county children in need of assistance continues to rise. As an organization or business, you can collect school supplies to help the Fast Track program. To learn how your business or organization can collect school supplies please contact us at 317.736.7840 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Suggested school supplies:
3 Ring Binders
Dry Erase Markers
Looking for a Fast Track Distribution Event?
Official registration at each school corporation has closed. Please contact the following to find out about the late registration process at your school.
Center Grove Community Schools
Pam Parker, 317.881.9326
Clark Pleasant Community Schools
Bethany Guilfoy, 317.535.3888
Edinburgh Community Schools
Administrative Offices, 812.526.2681 before June 30th
Leave your name, a telephone number where you can be reached, children(s) names and grade level.
Franklin Community Schools
Administrative offices at 317.738.5800
Greenwood Community Schools
No late registration is being taken
Administrative Offices, 317.878.2100
THANK YOU Main Street Self Storage for providing United Way of Johnson County a safe and controlled environment to store Fast Track supplies! Your generosity is supporting the students of Johnson County and ensures their continued success!
2015 Fast Track Success
Thank you to all the donors, sponsors and volunteers who were instrumental in making the 2015 Fast Track program a success. None of this would have been possible without you!