NHHS Youth Services Center
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Other hours available by appointment
Coordinator: Leslie Hall
Outreach Worker: Patty Pfeiffer
Family Resource and Youth Services Centers (FRYSC) were established by the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) in 1990. The primary goal of FRYSCs is to help academically at-risk students succeed in school by helping to minimize or eliminate non-cognitive barriers to learning, however, NHHS YSC programming and services are open to all NHHS families and students.
The FRYSC Mission:
To enhance students’ ability to succeed in school by developing and sustaining partnerships that promote:
- Early learning and successful transition to school;
- Academic achievement and well-being; and
- Graduation and transition into adult life.
The FRYSC Vision:
The Kentucky Division of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services shall establish the national standard of excellence in the provision of school-based family support.
Mandated Core Components of Youth Services Centers:
- Career exploration and development
- Referrals to health and social service
- Substance abuse education and counseling referrals
- Family crisis and mental-health counseling referrals
The North Hardin Youth Services Center (YSC) helps NHHS families and students solve problems and overcome barriers to learning through programs and referrals. The YSC is managed by a coordinator and an outreach worker who are responsible for developing and implementing activities, programs, and services that best meet the needs of NHHS students and families. The YSC staff works in collaboration with students, parents, school staff, community agencies, and an Advisory Council to help facilitate a nurturing and productive learning environment that empowers youth to become successful students and productive adults. The NHHS YSC Advisory Council is comprised of at least 1/3 parents no more than 1/3 community or 1/3 school personnel, and student representation. The Advisory Council meets at 11:45 on the last Tuesday of every other month starting in July. Meetings are open.
Please contact the NHHS YSC for specific information on programs and resources.