Vickie Caniff - Director
Teresa Atkins-Program Assistant
Located at: Boyd County High School
14375 Lions Lane
Ashland, KY 41102
Office Hours 8:00-3:30
Appointments can be made after office hours. The center is open during the summer months.
The mission of the Youth Services Center is to support youth and their families. The center seeks to do this by location assistance and empowerment activities so families who may be struggling can more effectively access and utilize the community based programs in the area. The center will "link" youth and their families with the appropriately needed center and/or community services.
What is Youth Services?
Youth Services was created as part of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) and was opened at the beginning of the 1993-94 school year. The center is available to meet the needs of families of the students enrolled in Boyd County High School and Boyd County Middle School in order to enhance success of the students in the classroom.
All Services are Confidential
Students, parents, family members, friends or interested citizens can make a student or family referral to the center. If you know of a student's family that needs our services, please contact the Youth Services Center. Please have the following information ready when you call:
Student and/or family name
Reason for making the referral
Who is Eligible for Services?
The center receives a state grant based on the number of students who are eligible for free or reduced meals. However, once established, the center can serve ALL youth and their families enrolled in Boyd County High or Boyd County Middle regardless of family income.
A small sampling of services provided:
- Counseling referral services
- Drug counseling
- Employability counseling and training
- Family enrichment activities
- Speaker's Bureau
- Parent volunteers
- The Informer - newsletter
- Parent University
- Health Fair
- Learn and Serve