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Team Up! FRYSC

Serving the schools of

Foster Heights, Old Kentucky Home Middle, Cox’s Creek, NC Early Learning Center

211 East Muir Ave.
Bardstown, KY 40004
(502) 349-7006

Lynne Potter, Coordinator


Our mission as a Family Resource & Youth Services Center is to enhance students’ abilities to succeed in school by developing and sustaining partnerships that promote

  • Early learning and successful transition into school
  • Academic achievement and well-being
  • Graduation and transition into adult life

Our vision is that the Kentucky Division of Family Resource and Youth Services Center in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services shall establish the national standard of excellence in the provision of school-based family support.

“2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the first of Kentucky’s FRYSCs.”

The following is a list of activities and services we offer, provide or assist with:

  • Preschool and Kindergarten Registration
  • Vision and Hearing Screenings
  • Glasses Assistance
  • Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance (KCHIP) Assistance
  • Home Visits for Educational and Family Support
  • Transportation for Families to Medical Appointments
  • Truancy Mediation
  • Dress Code Clothing and School Supplies
  • Back Pack Food Assistance
  • Holiday Assistance
  • GED Help
  • Childcare Help
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support
  • Smile Kentucky Dental Program
  • Family Team Meetings for Support
  • Bingo with Grandparents Literacy Event
  • Author Visits and Read Across America Programs
  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs
  • Red Ribbon Week Support
  • Student & Staff Suicide Prevention Education
  • 6th-Grade D.A.R.E. Program
  • Health & Nutrition Education
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Junior Achievement
  • 8th-Grade Reality Fair/Operation Preparation
  • Career Days
  • It’s A Girl’s World/transition to middle school night
  • Family Math & Science Nights
  • 4H After-School Clubs


To receive assistance, your family must simply live in either the Foster Heights, Cox’s Creek or OKHMS enrollment districts. We have offices in each of our schools.
Appointments are recommended.

The center’s hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.