Family Resource Youth Services Centers have been significant in the lives of students and families in Kentucky for more than 30 years. Following a declaration by the Kentucky Supreme Court that Kentucky’s education system was inefficient and inequitable, the Kentucky Education Reform Act was formed in 1990.
In 1991 just over 100 Family Resource and Youth Services Centers were opened in Kentucky. In 2021 centers now have grown to 857 serving 1200 schools.
This year, Family Resource Youth Services Centers across the state are being recognized the week of February 8-12. Legislators are working on legislation to make the 2nd Wednesday of every February the annual FRYSC Day in Kentucky. It will be February 10 this year. This will be FRYSC White-Out Day in Kentucky and everyone is asked to wear white outfits in support.
To celebrate, businesses and organizations are asked to display the “We Love Our FRYSC” logo (pdf file) that week in their window and also post pictures to Facebook using the hashtag #FRYSCStrong to recognize the dedication that these centers provide for our students and families every day.