The mission of the Cumberland County Family Resource & Youth Services Center is to enhance students’ abilities to succeed in school by developing and sustaining partnerships that promote early learning and successful transition into school, academic achievement, well-being, and graduation and transition into adult life.
The goal of the Cumberland County Family Resource & Youth Services Center is to coordinate the resources of the community to address the individualized needs of children and their families who reside in the Cumberland County School District. The program is a partnership of education and human service systems with the focus on early intervention and prevention The center will serve any family regardless of social, ethnic and/or socioeconomic status.
Components of FRYSC
The Kentucky Family Resource and Youth Services Centers were established as a component of the historic Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) of 1990. The mission of these school-based centers is to help academically at-risk students succeed in school by helping to minimize or eliminate noncognitive barriers to learning.
FRYSCs are strengthened by community partnerships in their ability to provide vital programs, services and referrals to students and their families. These partnerships are critical in efforts on behalf of students to promote:
- Early learning and successful transition to school
- Academic achievement and well-being
- Graduation and transition into adult life
Each center offers a unique blend of programs and services to serve the special needs of their student and family client populations. The goal of the FRYSCs is to meet the needs of all children and their families served by the centers as a means to enhance student academic success.
On April 15, 2008, Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 192 into law, allowing changes to the FRYSC core components as listed below.
Family Resource Centers serve children through age 12 and coordinate:
- Preschool child care
- After-school child day care
- Families in training
- Family literacy services
- Health services and referral
Youth Services Centers serve students older than 12 and coordinate:
- Referrals to health and social services
- Career exploration and development
- Summer and part-time job development (high school only)
- Substance abuse education and counseling
- Family crisis and mental health counseling