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FRYSC

<div class="configs">Family Resource Center</div>

KY Region 11:

FRYSC Regional Program Manager: Sherrie Baughn Martin

Allen County Schools

FRYSC District Contact: Melissa Biggerstaff

Allen County Primary Center 

FRC

Coordinator: Hannah Erwin

Program Assistant: Amy Pitchford

270-618-7200

Allen County Intermediate Center FRC 

Coordinator: Sarah Lockwood

Program Assistant: Samantha Howard

270-618-8200

Allen County - Scottsville YSC 

Coordinator: Lorie Ryan

Program Assistants: Brandy Seaton & Heather Buck

JEBMS: 270-622-7140 & 

ACSHS: 270-622-4119


Allen County FRYSC Hours:


Monday - Friday 

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM or by appointment


Family Resource and Youth Services Centers (FRYSCs) are located in all of the district’s four schools. Each center works to meet the needs of both students and families through programs, partnerships, and referrals inside and outside the school. FRYSCs focus on removing barriers to learning so all students can become academically proficient. Each center receives guidance from an advisory council and is strengthened and supported by community partnerships.


FRYSC Mission


The mission of the statewide Family Resource and Youth Services Center (FRYSC) Program, established by the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) of 1990, is to enhance students’ abilities to succeed in school by  developing and sustaining partnerships that promote the following:


  • Early learning and successful transition into school

  • Academic achievement and well-being

  • Graduation and transition into adult life

Core Components

Core components are mandated in legislation (KRS 156.496). Senate Bill 192 was passed unanimously by both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly and was signed into law by Governor Steve Beshear on April 15, 2008.

Family Resource Center – Target Population: Families & children ages birth through 6th grade

Family Resource Center (FRC) core components include the following:

  • Full-time preschool childcare for children 2 and 3 years of age

  • After-school childcare for children ages 4 through 12, with the childcare being full-time during the summer and on other days when school is not in session

  • Families in Training, which shall consist of an integrated approach to home visits, group meetings, and monitoring child development for new and expectant parents

  • Family literacy services as described in KRS 158.360 or a similar program designed to provide opportunities for parents and children to learn together and promote lifelong learning

  • Health services or referrals to health services, or both

Youth Services Center – Target Population: Families & youth in middle school through transition to early adulthood 

Youth Services Center (YSC) core components include the following:

  • Referrals to health and social services

  • Career exploration and development

  • Summer and part-time job development for high school students

  • Substance abuse education and counseling

  • Family crisis and mental health counseling

For more information on FRYSC, please visit: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dfrcvs/dfrysc/Pages/default.aspx