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Youth Services Center

Barren County Youth Services Center 
Family Resource and Youth Services Centers (FRYSC) were established as a result of the passage of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) in 1990. The primary goal of our Centers is to remove barriers to students learning. Centers assist students and families through various programs, referrals to outside agencies, and by partnering with groups within and outside of our school.

Our Centers serve all Barren County High School, Trojan Academy, and Barren County Middle School students and their families.

We invite you to stop by or give us a call.
Shelly Young
YSC Coordinator
Office lobation: BCHS Trojan Academy
505 Trojan Trail
Jean Ann Emerson
Assistant YSC Coordinator
Office location: Barren County Middle School
555 Trojan Trail

Morgan Blevins
Assistant YSC Coordinator
Office location: Barren County High School
507 Trojan Trail

Some of the services/activities that we provide or assist with:

  • Meet and greet students/parents during open enrollment High School, Middle School, and Trojan Academy- July
  • FOCUS (Freshman Orientation Centered Upon Success) Day Trojan Academy (July)
  • Middle School Back to School Bash (Middle School)
  • Rush Week (Trojan Academy)
  • Rush Day (Middle School)
  • Supply closets for student needs
  • Meet and welcome new students throughout the year (HS, TA, and MS)
  • Meet with students regarding grades, attendance, behavior issues throughout the year (HS, TA, and MS)
  • Character Education at HS, TA, and MS (students recognized monthly)
  • Grandparent Day at MS (September)
  • JR Guard FTX (Field Training Exercise—Sept.

Fresh start Assemblies at Trojan Academy (character building, healthy relationships, internet safety, traffic safety, etc.)

  • Health Awareness Week
  • Sponsors of JR Guard program at our Middle School
  • Red Ribbon Week Activities at both HS, TA, and MS (October—5 day event) HS/TA./MS
  • Veteran’s Day programs (November)
  • JR Guard honoring our Veterans by marching in Veterans Day parade in Glasgow. (November)
  • Christmas assistance at both HS, TA, and MS (December)
  • JR Guard Program participates in Christmas Parade in downtown Park City. (December)
  • Jarrett’s Joy Cart -Gifts to hospitalized children and seniors in our nursing homes  at Christmas –MS. TA, and HS 
  • Be a Hero Everyday, Be Drug Free Program -JR Guard anti-drug presentation 
  • JR Guard presents colors at PTO meetings at MS
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week activities (February) HS,TA, MS
  • SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Advisors (HS/TA/MS)
  • SADD Underage Drinking Prevention Project (HS & elementary schools)
  • Green Team advisors (HS)
  • Reality Store for 8th grade students (March--held at our MS)
  • Kick Butts Day Activities (Tobacco prevention activities) (March) HS/TA/MS
  • Environmental Science Education Field Trip to Regional Landfill, recycling center, Bowling Green Tech College, and WKU during Earth Day Festival  MS and HS 
  • Earth Day activities –April HS and MS
  •  “Mo Show” Truck and Car Show and cookout for JR Guard Program (-Saturday event)
  • Community Wide Baby Safety Shower (Columbia Ave Church of Christ) (Evening event-April)
  • Seatbelt Safety Campaign --- (May) HS/MS
  • Teen Traffic Assembly (May) HS
  • Chair After Prom fundraiser Drive –Jan –May (HS)
  • After Prom Party for juniors and seniors HS (May—Saturday and Sunday morning event)
  • 8th Grade Breakfast at MS (May)
  • Meet and greet parents at  Parent University at our MS (May MS)
  • JR Guard Banquet (May—evening event for MS students and parents)
  • BTIO (Baby Think It Over) simulators at HS
  • Support groups-(Anger Management, Tobacco Free Teens, and The Other One -siblings of a family member with a disability).
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group (Barren County Extension office- one time per month)
  • Teen Parent meeting at HS one time per month
  • Assist with Cram the Crusier –Community event to collect school supplies for children (July)
  • Basic needs (clothing, school supplies, hygiene issues, housing, medical care referrals, etc.) HS/TA/MS
  • Crisis Assistance  HS/TA/MS
  • Home Visits (HS/TA/MS)
  • CSIP (Consolidated School Improvement Plan) member
  • Coordinate United Way and Barren County Educational Foundation fundraising campaigns at our MS and HS
  • Coordinate KIP Survey at HS and MS

Other activities that we are proud to be involved in:

  • Community Medical Care Board of Directors
  • Community of Promise 
  • Safe Kids/Safe Communities
  • KY ASAP (Kentucky-Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention) Board
  • Networking Neighbors
  • Special Olympics
  • Relay for Life
  • Rotary
  • Early Childhood Council
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree
  • KYCID MS Member
  • Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Volunteers
  • Underage Drinking Prevention Group


If you would like additional information please contact our Centers.

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