In response to the growing concern and desire to remove barriers to educational success, the Kentucky General Assembly created the Family Resource and Youth Services Centers (FRYSCs) as an integral part of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) of 1990.
Now, more than 18 years since inception, the Kentucky Family Resource and Youth Services Centers are recognized as the nation's largest school-based family support initiative. These centers are designed to address the needs of children by developing partnerships with school, family and community in order to support that all public school students reach proficiency.
The funding for the Family Resource and Youth Services Centers initiative, administered through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services' Division of FRYSC, is provided by state education funds through the Kentucky Department of Education.
In order for a school to qualify for a center, at least 20% of students must qualify for free and reduced-priced school meals. As of July 1, 2008, 820 centers have been implemented, serving 1,163 schools, which encompasses approximately 99% of Kentucky's eligible schools. The total student population in school served is 615,917.
For more information on the Kentucky Family Resource and Youth Services Centers following this link - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of FRYSC