Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-By World

Getting Ahead in a Just–Gettin’–By World is a 20-week curriculum that assists individuals living in poverty to evaluate their lives, and develop and sustain the life skills necessary to survive and flourish in today’s society.

The goal is for participants to develop a mental model of their past and create a new future. This new future includes financial stability, stable housing, and employment.

Our next program WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY and will be held at the Fostoria Learning Center, 342 Perry Street, Fostoria, OH.

This program is a partnership between several local area organizations.  More information and application forms are available at the following locations:

Fostoria Learning Center: 419-408-5540

St. Vincent de Paul: 419-435-7259

Salvation Army: 419-701-1271

First Call for Help: 419-435-2555

Fostoria Church of God: 419-367-0135

Fostoria Church of the Nazarene: 419-435-6262

Or CLICK HERE to fill in the application online.

Session BeginsTuesday, September 10, 2019 and runs weekly on Tuesday for 20 classes.

Class Times10:00AM to 12:00 Noon (weekly on Tuesdays)

Location The Fostoria Learning Center, 342 Perry Street, Fostoria, Ohio 44830

Technology Basics

Feel like you’re getting left behind when it comes to today’s technology-driven society? Join us at one (or more) of the Technology Wednesday training sessions.

Piloting the innovative Reverse Teaching model, you’ll work directly with a student from Fostoria High School on your specific technology challenge, whether you need help with:

  • Basic Computer Know-how;
  • Setting up a Gmail email account;
  • Understanding your Smartphone or Tablet;
  • Creating a letter/document in Word; or
  • Using Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram.

You will get the help you need! Only $10.00 per session!

Bring your smartphones, tablets or other electric devices.

Fall 2019 Schedule:

October 23

November 13

December 11

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Space is limited. Call 419-408-5540 to reserve your spot.

Technology Wednesday classes are held in the Computer Studio at the Fostoria Learning Center, 342 Perry Street, Fostoria.

Slime Workshop

Join us for one hour of slime-making fun!  During this interactive workshop you’ll make your own slime and decorate your own container to keep your slime safe.

Date: Monday, June 3

Time: 10am or 11:15am

Cost: $10 per child, includes materials and container

Children ages 5-12 (seating limited to 10 children per session)

Register for Slime Workshop in one of three ways:

Phone: 419.408.5540
In Person: 342 Perry Street, Fostoria OH 44830

LEGO Robotics Battlebot Challenges

Come spend the morning or afternoon at the Fostoria Learning Center and learn to build and program LEGO robots to compete in BattleBot challenges and win prizes and ribbons. The robots will battle “to the death” and the designers of the “last robot standing” for each round will win ribbons. No experience necessary — the teachers will teach kids everything they need to know to put together a winning BattleBot.

Ages 4-14 — No Experience Required!

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Time: 10:30am OR 1:00pm

Cost: $25 per child, per session

Register for LEGO Robotics Battlebot Challenges in one of three ways:

Phone: 419.408.5540
In Person: 342 Perry Street, Fostoria OH 44830

Seating is limited to 30 kids per session. Register Early!

Custom Summer Pots


Get a head start on your summer container pots and join the ladies of the Fostoria Garden Club as they help you create your own custom summer pot. Registration for this event is required, and your fee includes:

  • Flowers
  • Dirt
  • 12-inch container (or bring your own decorative pot)

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Time: Stop by any time between 3p-5p to create your custom summer pot

Registration Fee: $15 per container

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Cash or Check (payable to the Fostoria Learning Center)

Thank you to Conine’s Country Market for providing the flowers, dirt and containers.