Family Resource Youth Services Center

Debbie Hartford
Family Resource Center

Family Resource & Youth Services Center
(FRYSC)
FRYSC FACTS
  • The Kentucky FRYSCs were established as a component of the historic Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) of 1990.
  • FRYSCs are strengthened by community partnerships in their ability to provide vital programs, services and referrals to students and their families.
  • Each center offers a unique blend of programs and services to serve the special needs of their student and family client populations.
  • Schools where at least 20 percent of the student population is eligible for free or reduced school meals may compete for FRYSC funding. 
  • Currently 820 FRYSCs (420 FRCs, 268 YSCs,132 combined centers) serve 1,163 schools for a total of 615,917 students.   
FRYSC FRAMEWORK
The "Family Resource" centers serve children birth through age 12 and coordinate the following components: 
preschool child care, after-school child day care, families in training, family literacy services, and health services and referrals. 

The "Youth Services" centers serve students older than 12 and coordinate the following components: 
referrals to health and social services, career exploration and development, summer and part-time job development (high school only), family crisis and mental health counseling, and substance abuse education and counseling. 

FRYSC MISSION STATEMENT
To enhance students' ability to succeed in school by developing and sustaining partnerships that promote:
  1. Early learning and successful transition to school;
  2. Academic achievement and well-being; and
  3. Graduation and transition into adult life  
 FRYSC FRONT LINES
FRYSC STATE DIRECTOR
Mrs. Heather Dearing, Acting Director
275 E. Main St., 3C-G
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-4986
REGIONAL PROGRAM MANAGER
Mrs. Betty Pennington
125 Austin Drive
Crittenden, KY  41030

859-227-8206
 
  FRYSC ACTIVITIES 
  • Open House Extravaganza
  • School-Wide Food Drive Competition 
  • Red Ribbon Week activities
  • Reality Store attended by 8th grade students
  • Middle School Transition program
  • Fall and Spring Elementary Family Night event
  • Holiday Assistance program
  • Motorcycle Toy Run
  • Father/Daughter Dance
  • Latino Family Night event
  • Community Baby Shower
  • Mobile Food Pantry (monthly)
  • Judy Lea Memorial Benefit 
  • Cinderella's Closet
FRYSC SERVICES
  • Home Visits
  • Child Care Information & Referrals
  • Parenting Classes/Workshops
  • Holiday Assistance
  • Referrals to GED/Adult Education program
  • Health Service Referrals
  • Utilities Assistance (financial)
  • Clothing Closet for students
  • Referrals to social services
  • Substance abuse services and/or referrals
  • Family crisis and mental health services and/or referrals
  • Medical Assistance (financial)
  • Assistance with school supplies, field trips, etc.