Youth Services Center
Our YSC efforts cover a variety of areas:
BackPack Program -- to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations. All the food is child-friendly, nonperishable, easily consumed, and vitamin fortified. BSMS is able to distribute 25 food bags per week to students in need.
Mentoring -- a way for staff at BSMS to encourage, assist, and facilitate a successful academic year for those who have not been successful. Mentors will encourage you and will conduct weekly grade checks. Mentors will also be there for you to discuss any frustrations/difficulties the mentee may be experiencing. Mentors: Mrs. Kirby - Principal, Mrs. Trimble - Assistant Principal, Ms. Adams and Ms. Smith - Guidance Counselors, Ms. Williams - Social Worker, Mrs. Brown - YSC Coordinator, & Mrs. Albright - Safe.
Small groups -- for social skills, organization, anger management, and self-esteem. These groups are intended to provide support for your child, promote positive character and enhance decision making skills.
Counseling -- YSC contracted with UK Family Studies, which provides up to five hours of therapy. Referrals are made by the social worker and guidance counselor.
Life Adventure’s Learning Opportunities -- designed to enhance teamwork, improve communication and problem solving skills. Program will be provided in four scheduled sessions.
Special events -- Field trips, guest speakers, Destination Middle School, and Reality Store
Thanksgiving baskets and Angel Tree -- designed to help families that need a little extra assistance around the holidays.