Whatever It Takes: Examining the Impact of Youth Service Centers in Jefferson County (KY) Public Schools
Bass, Kengie Ray
The focus of this Capstone is to examine the impact of Youth Services Centers (YSCs) on middle schools and middle school faculty members in Jerrerson County, Kentucky. Presently, Jefferson Count Public Schools (JCPS) has 95 Family Resource and Youth Services Centers (FRYSC) serving the student population comprised in 131 of the school district's schools. JCPS has developed five fundamental goals to assist in achieving the FRYSCs's mission. These goals include: (1) improve attendance; (2) decrease behavior and suspension issues; (3) increase academic support; (4) improve physical and mental health; and (5) improve parent relations, support, and assistance.