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Menifee County Youth Service Center

"Making a difference one child at a time."
Staff Contact:
Melanie Golden (Coordinator)
Loren Parks (Clerical Assistant)

57 Indian Creek Road
Frenchburg, KY 40322
Hello, my name is Mrs. Melanie Golden. I am the Director of the Youth Service Center at Menifee County High School, Menifee County Elementary 6-8 and the Menifee Academy. I grew up in Menifee County and graduated from MCHS in 1995. I then attended Morehead State University where I obtained my Bachelor of Social Work. This is my fifteenth year as the Director in Menifee.

In addition to the Youth Service Center I also serve as Director of our local Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP), on the High School Attendance Committee, as well as serve on the local UNITE Board, Christian Social Services Board, School Safety & Educational Support Committee, PTO, PTSA, Grandparent Support Group, 4-H Council, FRYSC Coalition, Regional FRYSC Advisory Council, MCE and MCHS Wellness Committee, MCE and MCHS Leadership Committee.
YSC Mission:
To enhance students' ability to succeed in school by
developing and sustaining partnerships that promote:

*Early learning and successful transition to school;
*Academic achievement and well-being; and
*Graduation and transition into adult life.
YSC Vision:

The Kentucky Division of Family Resource and Youth Service Centers in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services shall establish the national standard of excellence in the provision of school-based family support.

Areas Addressed:
*Referrals to Health and Social Services

*Career exploration and development

*Summer and part-time job development (h.s. only)

*Substance abuse education and counseling

*Family crisis and mental health counseling

*Teen pregnancy prevention and support


*Dropout prevention

*Basic needs assistance and referrals

Some specific services:
*In-school counseling (substance abuse & mental health)
*Tobacco Cessation
*After-Prom party
*Summer programs
*Basic Needs
*Educational Support
*Home Visits
*Classroom Guidance
*Resource Links




Pictures of Students/Staff during YSC activities


                                                                      Remix Anti-Bullying Program

Grandparent Breakfast


Mark Twain from the Chautauqua program at MCHS

    Madeline McDowell Breckinridge from

Chautauqua program at MCE 6-8



                                                         Community Baby Shower


Random Acts of Kindness Letter from MS students











  • Add.3rd-No School
  • 4th-MCHS Soccer vs. Bath (H)
  • 5th-Redbook Training
  • 6th-FRYSC Regional Meeting
  • 6th-FAIR Team Meeting
  • 6th-Prayer at the flagpole
  • 7th-MS Girls @ Owsley
  • 11th-Grandparent Breakfast
  • 11th-Advisory Council Meeting 5:30
  • 11th-MCHS Soccer @ Fleming
  • 12th-CCC Meeting at Rowan DCBS
  • 13th-MCHS ABRI
  • 13th-MCHS Soccer vs. Estill (H)
  • 14th-MS GIrls @ Clark
  • 15th-Judge Talford Concert @ MES
  • 17th-19th-Big Smiles Dentistry
  • 17th-Junior Class Meeting
  • 17th-MS Girls @ Rowan
  • 18th-National FFA Officer Visit
  • 18th-Alive at 25
  • 18th-MS Girls vs. Powell (H)
  • 20th-MSU Regional College & Career Fair
  • 20th-MS Girls @ Rowan
  • 20th-MCHS Soccer vs. Powell (H)
  • 21st-MS Girls vs. Owsley (H)
  • 22nd-Community Baby Shower 10-12
  • 24th-28th-Addiction Recovery Awareness Week
  • 24th-MES SLT meeting
  • 24th-MS Girls @ Rowan
  • 25th-MS Girls vs. Nicholas (H)
  • 25th-MCHS Soccer vs. Jackson (H)
  • 25th-Volleyball vs. Johnson (H)
  • 26th-Wear turquoise
  • 26th-MS Girls vs. McNabb (H)
  • 28th-MS Girls vs. Clark (H)
  • 30th-Seventh Day Slumber Concert FREE



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If you or anyone you know are having trouble with heating cost there is a LIHEAP Crisis Program at the Gateway Community Action Agency.  This program helps low income families that are in a crisis situation with respect to their main source of heat.  Martha Gras is the LIHEAP Intake Worker for Menifee County.  You may contact her at 768-2369.