The goal of Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, or FRYSC, is to meet the needs of students and to remove any barriers to learning (physical, emotional, mental or social) that may interfere with a student’s learning so that all students can reach their full potential and be prepared to transition into adult life.
The Horizon Youth Services Center is open year-round from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and has two locations. One location is in the middle school and another in the high school to serve students in grades 6-12 and their families. The Youth Services Center provides the follow services:
Basic needs, such as clothing, shoes, hygiene items, food, etc.
Assistance with medical, dental, vision/eyeglasses, hearing services
Kids First mobile dental unit on school campus each year
Transportation when needed
Mental health counseling services
Substance abuse prevention programs
Educational support and one-on-one mentoring program
Programs aimed at improving health and wellness
Sources of Strength Program
After School Walking Club
Summer and part-time job assistance
Connecting families with resources in the community for food, clothing, housing, furniture, utility assistance, medical needs, etc.
Assistance with Medicaid, food stamps, childcare assistance, etc.
Parent involvement opportunities, such as serving on the YSC advisory council, wellness committees, volunteering, etc.
Transportation for meetings at school
Home visits when needed
Purple Up — annual appreciation reception for military families
For school staff
Supplies for students and/or classroom
Help with PBIS, academic, transitioning, and college/career initiatives
Professional Development/Poverty Simulation
Coordinated School Health
Ways you can help the Youth Services Center
Volunteer to serve on the Youth Services Center Advisory Council or Wellness Committee
Volunteer for an event, such as Reality Store or Poverty Simulation
Mentor a student
Make a donation of school supplies, new underclothes and socks, or gently used clothing items
Donate dresses, suits, white shirts, and ties for graduation, job interviews, etc.
During recent NTI days, the role of the Youth Services Center has been somewhat different than during the regular school year. They have continued to meet the needs of students and their families through making phone contacts, collecting and delivering food and other necessities, coordinating mental health services, and providing school supplies to make sure students have what they need to do their school assignments at home.
During these uncertain times, the Youth Services Center stands ready to help families with any physical or mental health needs that may arise. Some of the services they can offer include helping families:
Apply for unemployment, food stamps or Medicaid
Network with resources for food, clothing, household supplies, etc.
Coordinate needed mental health services
Get necessary school supplies
Connect with teachers or other school staff
Problem solve to meet any need that may arise
The Youth Services center staff is aware that over the next few weeks and possibly months, needs may arise that have not even been considered yet. They want students and families to know that they care about them and will be available to assist in recovering from the hardships caused by COVID-19.
If you need our services, would like more information, or want to know how you can help the center, contact Laura Shelton, Horizon Youth Services Center coordinator, by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a message for her at 270-522-2723.