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Youth Services Center

The Jessie Clark Youth Service Center is a non-profit, grant-funded agency that looks to reduce non-academic barriers to student success. The YSC runs school-wide, grade level, and classroom programs for JCMS students.  In one way or another, the YSC works with every student at Jessie Clark.

In addition to school programs, the YSC also conducts after-school programs and activities that promote academic and social development. Among them are Red Ribbon Week, Organizational Skills, Leadership Skills, Conflict Resolution, Communication Building, and Study Skill Workshops,  Reality Store, Financial Planning, Food Drive for God’s Pantry, CSI: JCMS, Sports Mentoring Program (JCMS Soccer), Life Adventure Camp, Lafayette Mentoring Program (8th), Employment Workshops (8th), and Babysitting Program.

One of the more important aspects of the YSC are referrals to community and school support programs. The YSC does referrals for students and families for numerous reasons including school supplies, clothing, vision needs, food, and utility/rent assistance (when available). The YSC also does referrals to school- and community-based counseling programs.

Advisory Council Meeting Dates

Dates/ Times are at 9:30am

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Emily Thomas,
YSC coordinator
(859) 381-3046

Volunteers needed

We are looking for parents/guardians and community members to serve on the YSC Advisory Council, which oversees these program and supports JCMS students and families. Parents/guardians can assist with programming in the school or help the center partner with organizations and businesses in the community.