Who We Are
The Family Resource and Youth Services Coalition of Kentucky (FRYSCKy) is a non-profit organization of professionals (including educators and human services providers) who come together to provide legislative advocacy, training and support for Family Resource and Youth Services Centers Coordinators and their staff in Kentucky. The goal of the Coalition is to promote a network that strives to remove barriers to success in school through learning from each other, sharing resources and collaborating more effectively on behalf of children, youth and families.
A Network Of Professionals Dedicated To Connecting Home, School and Community
The Kentucky Family Resource and Youth Services Centers were established as a component of the historic Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) of 1990. The mission of these school-based Centers is to help academically at-risk students succeed in school by helping to minimize or eliminate non-cognitive barriers to learning.
FRYSCs are strengthened by community partnerships in their ability to provide vital programs, services and referrals to students and their families. These partnerships are critical in efforts on behalf of students to promote:
* early learning and successful transition to school;
* academic achievement and well-being; and
* graduation and transition into adult life
Each Center offers a unique blend of programs and services to serve the special needs of their student and family client populations. The goal of the FRYSCs is to meet the needs of all children and their families served by the Centers as a means to enhance student academic success.
The Coalition was founded in 1991 by Center Coordinators as a membership and advocacy organization who would support the FRYSC initiative by voicing concerns to policy-makers and leading the evolution of the program.
The FRYSCKy Coalition promotes a network, including educators, family support practitioners and other human service providers, who strive to remove educational barriers to learning, in order to learn from each other, share resources and collaborate more effectively on behalf of families, children and youth.
The FRYSCKy Governing Body consists of a 5 person Executive Board and a 21 person Board of Directors representing the 11 FRYSC regions across Kentucky as well as DFRYSC and the KY Dept. of Education. For a complete listing of Governing Body members and contact information, click on the following links:
Bridging Barriers and Changing Lives Since 1991