Family Resource Youth Services Center

Leesa Stivers
FRYSC Director
Family Resource & Youth Services Center


~ The Kentucky FRYSCs were established as a component of the historic Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) of 1990.      

~ Each center offers a unique blend of programs and services to serve the special needs of their student and family client populations.                   

~ Schools where at least 20 percent of the student population is eligible for free or reduced school meals may compete for FRYSC funding. 

~ Currently 823 FRYSCs serve 1,181 schools for a total of 626,696 students. 

~ FRYSCs are strengthened by community partnerships in their ability to provide vital programs, services and referrals to students and their families.


FRYSC FRAMEWORK                                                                         
The "Family Resource" centers serve children birth through age 12 and coordinate the following components:  preschool child care, after-school child day care, families in training, family literacy services, and health services and referrals. 

The "Youth Services" centers serve students older than 12 and coordinate the following components: 
referrals to health and social services, career exploration and development, summer and part-time job development (high school), family crisis & mental health counseling, and substance abuse education & counseling.


FRYSC MISSION STATEMENT                                                                

To enhance students' ability to succeed in school by developing & sustaining partnerships that promote:  early learning & successful transition to school; academic achievement & well-being; and graduation & transition into adult life 
FRYSC WEBSITE LINKS                                                                         
FRYSC Home Page                                  
About FRYSC                                       
FRYSC FRONT LINES                                                                                 
Mrs. Melissa Goins
275 E. Main St., 3C-G
Frankfort, KY 40601
Mr. Paul Cookendorfer
101 East Darbywood Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
FRYSC ACTIVITIES                                            

~ JULY: Henry County Hearts of Grace FREE Yard Sale Event, Eminence Independent Schools Open House Extravaganza Event, Henry County Mobile Food Pantry

~ AUGUST:  Henry County Community Baby Shower, Henry County Mobile Food Pantry, Dental Treatment Program for Students  

~ SEPTEMBER:  Elementary Fall Family Literacy Night Event, Henry County Mobile Food Pantry, Vision & Hearing Screeings for Students, Bike Safety Rodeo

~ OCTOBER:  Red Ribbon Week School Activities, Henry County Mobile Food Pantry, Various Parent Workshops for Holiday Assistance 

~ NOVEMBER:  Reality Store Program for 8th Grade Students, "Coats for Kids" Program, Henry County Toy Run, Henry County Mobile Food Pantry

~ DECEMBER:  FRYSC Holiday Assistance Program, Henry County Mobile Food Pantry, Kindergarten Dental Screening

~ JANUARY:  Various Parent Workshops and Family Activities, Henry County Mobile Food Pantry 

~ FEBRUARY:  Father/Daughter Dance, Henry County Mobile Food Pantry

~ MARCH:  Elementary Spring Family Literacy Night Event, Cinderella's Closet Prom Dress Program, Henry County Mobile Food Pantry, Truth & Consequences Program for Freshman Students

~ APRIL:  Henry County Mobile Food Pantry

~ MAY:  Family Latino Night Event, Henry County Mobile Food Pantry

~ JUNE:  Henry County Salvation Army Camp, Henry County Mobile Food Pantry


FRYSC SERVICES                                                 

~ Home Visits

~ Child Care Referrals & Child Care Center Information

~ Various Parenting Classes/Workshops 

~ Referrals to GED/Adult Education program

~ Health Service Referrals

~ Utilities Assistance (financial)

~ Clothing Closet for students

~ Social Services Referrals

~ Substance Abuse Referrals

~ Family Crisis and Mental Health Referrals

~ Medical Assistance (financial)

~ School Supplies for Students 

~ Field Trip Assistance

~ Extracurricular Activities Assistance

~ Housing Referrals and Housing Needs Assistance 


For more information regarding any of the above information, please feel free to contact the Family Resource and Youth Services Center at 502.845.5427 x-2256

Non-discrimination Notice

The Eminence Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Brandi Boothby, or the Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator, Buddy Berry, at 291 West Broadway, Eminence, KY 40019; (502) 845-5427.