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Last Updated: 1/27/2020 2:18 PM

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 sixteenth 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


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Random Acts of Kindness Letter from MS students










January/February 2020

Jan. 6th-First day back from winter break

Jan. 6th-Nurses Cadre 1:00

Jan. 6th-MCHS Girls vs. Powell (H)

Jan. 7th-MCHS Staff Mtg. 3:20

Jan. 7th-MCHS Boys vs. Fairview (H)

Jan. 9th-Sr. trip meeting 8:00

Jan. 9th-FAIR Team meeting 9:30

Jan. 9th-MES Attendance/Truancy meeting 1:00

Jan. 10th-Report Cards go home

Jan. 10th-Jr. class meeting 3-4

Jan. 14th-MCHS Boys vs. Wellsprong Guardians (H)

Jan. 16th-School Board Meeting 5:30

Jan. 20th-No School

Jan. 21st-Alive at 25 at MCHS

Jan. 21st-YSC Advisory Council meeting 5:30

Jan. 22nd-College Application Day

Jan. 22nd-Menifee Wellness meeting 4:00

Jan. 23rd-FAIR Team meeting 9:30

Jan. 24th-Rogers Scholar Deadline

Jan. 27th-Sr. trip meeting 8:00

Jan. 27th-MES SLT 3:30

Jan. 28th-DH vs. Fleming (H)

Jan. 29th-Grandparent Support meeting at Project Worth 11:00

Jan. 30th-Real Science program for 6-8 at 1:15

Jan. 30th-MCHS Girls vs. West Carter (H)

Jan. 31st-MCHS PBIS Celebration 2:15

Feb. 1st-MCHS Girls vs. Greenup (H)
Feb. 3rd-CAP 1:00

Feb.10th-KY-ASAP meeting 11:00

Feb. 10th-MCHS Boys vs. Elliott (H)

Feb. 11th-MCHS Boys vs. Prestonsburg (H)

Feb. 12th-Sports pictures

Feb. 13th-Doves presentation at MCHS

Feb. 17th-MCHS Boys vs. June Buchanam (H) Senior Night

Feb. 18th-MCHS Girls vs. Morgan (H) Senior Night

Feb. 20th-FAIR Team meeting 9:30

Feb. 20th-School Board Meeting 5:30

Feb. 20th-MCHS Boys vs. Lee (H)

Feb. 27th-Legislative Reception-Frankfort



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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.