Sue Wagner, Director
595-7518 (JCTMS)
485-8844 (Cochran Elementary)
[email protected]
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

Youth Services Centers (YSCs) are designed to help remove barriers to student learning. Each YSC assists students and families through programs, referrals to outside agencies, and by partnering with groups within and outside of the school. Programs and services are determined by the needs of the population served, available resources, location, and other local characteristics. The centers work with families to improve students' attendance, to decrease problems with behavior or suspensions, to offer academic support, to deal with mental/physical health issues, and to offer parent support and assistance. All students and families are served regardless of income.

The Jefferson County Traditional Middle School (JCTMS) YSC has been created as part of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA). The intent of the YSC is to enhance students' abilities to succeed in school by assisting and supporting children, youth, and families in meeting both social and educational needs. This is done by providing services and linking families to community resources.

The JCTMS YSC serves both students and their families. Services include the following:

• Referrals to health and social services

• Career exploration and development

• Substance abuse education and counseling

• Family crisis and mental health counseling