Youth Service Center
South Hopkins Youth Services Center
9140 Hopkinsville Road, Nortonville, KY
Kristin Mackey, Coordinator
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or by appointment
Phone 270-825-6125 Fax 270-825-6085
- Serving students of the South Hopkins Middle School
- Parent/Child Education
- Health Services/Referral to Health and Social Services
- Career Exploration & Development
- Substance Abuse Counseling/Referral
- Family Crisis and Mental Health Services
- Basic Needs/Emergency
- Attendance/Educational Support
Who can use a Family Resource or Youth Service Center? Centers receive a state grant based on the member of students eligible for free school meals. However, once a center has been established, all children, youth, and their families become eligible to receive services. Those children in greatest need will be given priority.
Family Resources Centers are located in or near elementary schools and serve children ages 2-12 and their families. Youth Service Centers are usually located in or near middle schools and serve middle and high school students.
Our Mission: The school-related Youth Service Centers have been created in response to the Kentucky Education Reform Act. The Centers have been designed with the intent of meeting the needs of economically disadvantaged children, youth, and their families; thus enhancing students' ability to succeed in school.
Anyone receiving services from the Youth Services Center must attend a parent teacher conference or one workshop per service received from the center.
Services through the YSC:
- Girl Power-meets monthly to discuss topics such as organization, testing tips, hygiene, body image, budgeting, nutrition, relationships, goals, abstinence & careers.
- Provide speakers for school wide assemblies or classrooms- such as Safe Schools Week (Red Ribbon Week), CPR Training, Careers, etc.
- Backpack Blessings-“The Real Women” of Covenant Community Church collaborate with the YSC to provide food to students that need extra food over the weekends. Real Women collect donations, shop & deliver food weekly to ensure that students receive the nutrition needed to keep them healthy & strong.
- Star Passes-provided by The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts to provide families the wonder of live theatre, music, or dance because the ticket price is out of their reach.
- Safe Schools Week (Red Ribbon Week)-Provides information on tobacco, drugs & alcohol use.
- Disaster Preparedness-Provide a 20 Week Shopping Guide, Pet Safety & Tornado Safety Checklist
- Monthly newsletters-School news, workshops or county events are handed out monthly so that students & parents know what is going on at school & in the community.
- Happy Feet-Happy Feet was founded by Mr. Jerry Baird. The Happy Feet Board of Directors, Masonic Lodge 143, Shoe Carnival & the FRYSC Directors have teamed up to bring thousands of pairs of new tennis shoes to children in need.
- Angel Tree-The Salvation Army, the Hopkins County FRYSC’s & other local agencies work together to bring Christmas to children 12 years & younger.
- Teen Shopping-The Hopkins County Assistance Center/PACS & the YSC provide Christmas assistance for students (ages 12-18) in need.
- Kentucky Kids Day-The PTSA & the YSC provide students with school supplies & information or events geared for kids in our county or surrounding counties.
- Moving On Day-Provide folders for incoming 5th graders that are transitioning into middle school.
- School Wide Food Drive-Provide a pizza party to the homeroom that collects the most food that can be used in the backpack blessings program or to provide food to families that are in need.
- Healthy Schools Program-collaborate with the SHMS healthy wellness committee to provide healthy information & exercise for students & staff, such as "Love Your Heart" month.
- Provide extra school supplies or clothing when needed.
- Collaborate with the UK Dental Program so students will have their teeth checked & cleaned.