What are Family Resource Youth Services Centers?(FRYSC)
The FRYSC was created as part of the Kentucky Education Reform Act(KERA). The intent of the center is to enhance students' abilities to succeed in school by assisting children, youth and families in meeting some of their basic needs. This will be done by providing community services at the centers or by linking families to agencies in their communities.
Who can use a FRYSC?
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 youth(and their families) enrolled in the schools served by the center can use its services regardless of their income.
What services can FRYSC provide?
- Child care information and referrals
- Home visits
- Parenting classes
- GED/ Literacy classes
- Support and training for child care providers
- Health services referrals
- Referrals to social services
- Employment counseling, training, for youth
- Substance abuse services or referrals to service
- Family crisis and mental health services or referral to services
- On-site mental health services through Pathways
- Resource library for students and parents
- After school clubs
- Eye glasses referral