Arnett, Howell & Lindeman Family Resource Center

 

The Arnett, Howell & Lindeman Family Resource Center is funded by a grant from the State of Kentucky Department of Family Resource and Youth Service Centers (FRYSC).  The grant is renewed on a yearly basis based on the amount of free and reduced lunch in the school.

 

FRYSC Background

 

FRYSC’s are Family Resource Centers and Youth Service Centers and were established in 1990.  The school based Kentucky Family Resource and Youth Service Centers are designed to promote the flow of resources and support to families in ways to strengthen the functioning and enhance the growth and development of the individual members of the family unit.

Family Resource Centers service the preschool and elementary schools and Youth Service Centers service middle and high Schools.  The goal of FRYSC’s are to reduce barriers students may have that prevent them from being successful.  The FRYSC’s strives to help every child and family succeed.  We provide basic needs such as clothing, food, school supplies, transportation, health service referrals, free summer camps, literacy programs, adult education, job training and employment support, drug and alcohol referrals, mental health referrals, awareness programs and after school activities for the children.  By removing barriers that prevent students from learning, we hope to have an impact on as many children as possible.  Our entire program is funded by grants through the state and community donations.  We are a tax free non profit program based in each school of the Erlanger-Elsmere Board of Education.   All students who attend Erlanger-Elsmere Schools can utilize the Centers.  That’s over 2327 students.  We would not be able to provide such support to our children and families without the generous support of community businesses, volunteers, and donations. 

 

Mission & Vision

 

The FRYSC’s mission is to enhance student’s ability to succeed in school by developing and sustaining partnerships that promote early learning and successful transition into school, academic achievement and well being, and graduation and successful transition into adult life.  FRYSC’s are able to act as a bridge between social service agencies and schools.

The FRYSC’s vision is to establish the national standard of excellence in the provision of school based family support.   

The Family Resource Center provides numerous activities or referrals under the following components:

  • Health Services and referrals
  • Preschool child care
  • Families in training
  • Family literary services
  • Basic Needs
  • After school child care

 

Arnett, Howell & Lindeman Family Resource Center VISION:

 

The Arnett, Howell & Lindeman Family Resource Center mission is to reduce barriers, which prevent students from being successful in school and to link parents and families with the necessary resources which will assist them in succeeding in life. 

 

Rationale and Philosophy

 

The school based Kentucky Family Resource and Youth Service Centers are designed to promote the flow of resources and support to families in ways to strengthen the functioning and enhance the growth and development of the individual members of the family unit.

Each Family Resource and Youth Service Center will utilize a unique blend of approaches when addressing the mandated components contained in the legislation and optional components as determined by an on-going needs assessment, evaluation of the school/community needs, available resources and the input of the advisory council serving the center. 

 

Service Appeal Contact

 

For Resolution of a matter not subject to review through the local Board of Education policies, please contact the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Family Resource/Youth Services Centers Regional Program Manager: Paul Cookendorfer, at 859-654-3381. you will be contacted no later than 30 days from the date of the action to which you object.