The Family Resource and Youth Services Center program mission 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 and well-being
- Graduation and transition into adult life
The Kentucky Office of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers in the Cabinet for Families and Children shall establish the national standard of excellence in the provision of school-based family support.
The goal of the FRYSC is to meet the needs of all children and their families who reside in the community or neighborhood served by the school in which the center is located. To achieve this goal, local flexibility and community ownership are crucial. Within the required initiative framework outlined in the KERA legislation, local school and the community in which they are located have been granted the flexibility to create programming that meets the unique needs of their families.
The manner in which individual centers address the core components and develop optional components is determined by an on-going assessment and evaluation of the school/community needs and available resources in partnership with the school’s Consolidated Plan. While every center is unique, many have commonalities. The manner in which these issues are addressed may vary greatly depending on the resources available in the local community and the education needs of the population to be served. By removing barriers, FRYSCs help support the achievement of the goal that all students become academically proficient.