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.  

Schools where at least 20 percent of the student population is eligible for free or reduced school meals may compete for FRYSC funding.  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 FRYSC's is to meet the needs of all children and their families served by the centers as a means to enhance student academic success. 

FRYSC core components as listed below:  
Family Resource Centers serve children under school age and in elementary school and coordinate:

  • preschool child care;
  • after-school child day care; 
  • families in training; 
  • family literacy services; and, 
  • health services and referrals.

Youth Services Centers serve students in middle and high school and coordinate:

  • referrals to health and social services;
  • career exploration and development; 
  • summer and part-time job development (high school only); 
  • substance abuse education and counseling; and 
  • family crisis and mental health counseling. 

For information about your FRYSC at the Evarts Elementary School please Contact:  Evarts Elementary FRYSC Coordinator, Lawrence Powell ( 

Kentucky Division of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers:

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The mission of Evarts Elementary/Junior High School is to educate ALL children to their fullest potential, so they can achieve academic excellence and make a positive contribution to society.  This will be accomplished by providing a safe, creative environment through the cooperative efforts of school, home, and community.

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Address:132 Keister Street Evarts, KY 40828
Telephone:(606) 837-2386
FAX:(606) 837-8535