General Information About YSCs
YSCs are designed to help remove barriers to student learning. Each center assists students and families through programs and referrals to outside agencies and by partnering with groups within and outside of the school. Programs and services are determined by the needs of the population served, available resources, location, and other local characteristics. The centers work with families to improve students’ attendance, to decrease problems with behavior or suspensions, to offer academic support, to deal with mental/physical health issues, and to offer parent support and assistance. All students and families are served regardless of income.

YSCs were created as part of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA). The intent of the centers is to enhance students’ abilities to succeed in school by assisting children, youth, and families in meeting some of their basic needs. This is done by providing community services at the center or by linking families to agencies in their communities.

The YSC serves middle school students and their families. Services include the following:

•Referrals to Health and Social Services
•Family-Crisis and Mental-Health Counseling
•Substance Abuse Education and Counseling
•Career Exploration and Development
•Educational and Recreational Enrichment Programs

Each center has a local Advisory Council made up of school personnel, parents, students, and community representatives.
JCPS Family Resource and Youth Services Center (FRYSC) website.
Ticola Bowling, Coordinator
Welcome to the Youth Services Center (YSC) at Stuart Academy. We provide services, programs, and activities for the families of our students. Entering into the middle grades has its own set of adjustments that students must make academically and socially. Here in the YSC, we provide the much-needed support for families and students during this time. Academic assistance, basic needs resources, and transition support are our primary functions. You may feel free to contact us directly at 313-4540 or via email at [email protected]
Stuart YSC Programs
•Alcohol/Drug Prevention
•Babysitting Workshop
•Grief Workshops
•Just Between Teens
•Lunch Application Assistance
•Health Services-Physical Clinic /Immunizations
•Red Ribbon Week
•Student Nutrition Advisory Council (SNAC)
•Seven Counties Services Therapy/Summer Transition Program
•Stranger Safety
•Suicide Prevention
•Truancy Diversion Program
Important Phone Numbers

Health Services

Seven Counties Services Crisis and Information Center

Family and Children's Agency of Metro Louisville (website)


Family Health Center

Louisville/Jefferson County Health Department

Poison Control Center

Al-Anon/Alateen Support Group

JCPS/Regional Assessment Center

Jefferson Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center (JADAC)

Families Anonymous

Social Services

Jefferson County Human Services Information and Referral

Department for Social Insurance Food Stamps/Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)/Medical Assistance

YMCA Shelter House for Runaways (website)

YWCA/Rape Relief Center (website)

YWCA Spouse Abuse Center (website)

Community Coordinated Child Care (4C)

Home of the Innocents (website)