Our Vision: Kentucky's Family Resource and Youth Services Centers shall establish national standards of excellence in the provision of school based family support. KERA created Family Resource and Youth Services Centers as a partnership between the public schools and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Their mission is to enhance students' abilities to succeed in school by assisting children and families in meeting some of their basic needs. This is done by providing services at centers or by linking families to agencies in their communities, or if need be, in surrounding communities. Centers receive a state grant based on the number of students eligible for free school meals. However, once a center has been established, ALL children (and their families) enrolled at the school can use its services regardless of income. The Kentucky Family Resource and Youth Services Centers are recognized as the nation's largest school-based family support initiative.
The Robertson County Family Resource and Youth Services Center, aka FRYSC, is a combined center in that we must address all 11 core components mandated by legislation and serve elementary, middle and high school students. Among the many services and referrals to services that we provide are: Back-To-School Health Fair/Ready-Fest for incoming Head Start, Kindergarten and Sixth grade students; Angel Tree at Christmas; Clothes Closet; Educational supplies; Home Visits; Referrals to After School and ESS Programs; Referrals to partnering agencies such as GED/Adult Literacy; Public Library; Social Services; Extension Office; Licking Valley CAP, BTADD and others. One of our main goals is to alleviate barriers to regular school attendance.
The FRYSC is located on the campus in the white house next to the school. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. You may reach us by phone at 606-724-2088 or by answering machine for after hours calls. Mrs. Diana Wells is the Director of the FRYSC and welcomes your visits and calls to the center.