The Russell County Youth Services Center is open to serve all students and families of Russell County Schools. Students and their families are welcome at our centers. A student can refer him/herself to the YSC. A parent, staff member or someone in the community may contact the YSC to assist a student, and/or family of the student.
The Youth Service Centers' 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
YOUTH SERVICE CENTERS CONTACT INFORMATION
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What are Youth Service Centers?
The Youth Services Center (YSC) is part of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990. The YSC's main goal is to help remove barriers that prevent children from learning. The YSC also assist families with "hurdles" of our society. These hurdles may deal with violence, joblessness, incarceration of a family member, health issues, lack of needed school supplies, clothing or any situation that would affect a student's performance in school.
What Services are Provided Or Referred?
- 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
- Educational support/enrichment activities that may include: character education, peer mediation, conflict resolution, mentoring, and may address core content and other educational needs identified through the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.
OUR VISION: The Kentucky's Office of Family Resource and Youth Service Centers in the Cabinet for Families and Children shall establish the national standard of excellence in the provision of school-based family support.
**For more information visit Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services**