Family Resource Center

Southwestern High School Youth Services Center has been in existence since July of 1998. The mission of Family Resource and Youth Service Centers is:

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.

The Youth Service Center at Southwestern High School is located off the main hallway just past the Guidance Office. We also have direct access from the main parking lot just to the right of the main entrance doors to the school. Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00, however we are available for additional appointments. The direct office line to the Youth Services Center is 451-8803
Welcome to a new school year
Welcome to a new school year!!! Tonja Vanover is the YSC assistant working in our office and we are happy to have her working in the YSC. The Back to School Extravaganza was a successful event this past weekend. The YSC has school supplies available for all students, if you need any supplies stop by the office.
We will be participating in the Project 58:10 food program this year. If you would like a food bag for the weekend contact the YSC (451-8803) so you can be added to the program. Food bags are available on Fridays.
Have a wonderful school year.
Back To School Extravaganza
The BTSE is scheduled for August 2, 2014 from 9:00 - 12 noon at the Pulaski County Judicial Plaza. In the event of rain the location will be Pulaski County High School Gym. We invite everyone to come and pick up school supplies and other information. Door prizes will be given on site. The event is free to the public.
Drug Prevention Program; "On the Move"
Southwestern High School Youth Service Center and the UNITE Club at SWHS requested Operation UNITE to bring the “On the Move Drug Prevention” program to the 10 th grade students at Southwestern High School. Students participated in the interactive mobile classroom featuring data and facts related to substance abuse and were surveyed through a program called Qwizdom that provides immediate response on students perception of drug abuse. Students also participated in a battery-powered go-kart to simulate the effects of distraction and impairment from alcohol and other drugs on a motorist’s driving skill. Additionally students navigated a course on a tri-cycle wearing impaired-driving goggles; another activity  engaged students in a shape and color matching game while being distracted to highlight effects of the multiple distractions a driver experiences. Mackenzie Smith a 10 th grade student stated, “ It made me think how important it is to try and influence my peers to make the right choice so no one has to experience the tragic consequences of substance abuse. I think this program should be offered to every high school in the State.”
Green Dot Program
Green Dot Kentucky is a community level approach to violence prevention that capitalizes on the power of peer and cultural influence. Informed by social change theory, the model targets all community members as potential bystanders, and seeks to engage them, through awareness, education and skills-practice, in proactive behaviors that establish intolerance of violence as the norm, as well as reactive interventions in high-risk situations – resulting in the ultimate reduction of violence. In addition to a broad-based social movement, the program proposes to target socially influential individuals from groups across the Commonwealth – from educators to politicians, from healthcare providers to business owners, from media to non-profits. The goal is for these community leaders to engage in a basic education program that will equip them to integrate moments of prevention within existing relationships and daily activities. By doing so, new norms will be introduced and those within their sphere of influence will be significantly influenced to become proactively involved.
A GREEN DOT is any behavior, choice, word, or attitude that counters or displaces a red-dot of violence – by promoting safety for everyone and communicating utter intolerance for sexual violence, interpersonal violence, stalking and child abuse.

Kendra Eubank is the facilitator for the Green Dot Program at SWHS her phone number is (606) 679-4782, ext 2047- Office. She is employed as the Prevention Coordinator and Victim Advocate with Adanta.
Congressional Award
Parents and Students
The Congressional Award is the United States Congress' award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning the Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you'd like to try for the first time. You move at your own pace - on your own or with your friends. This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals.

Regardless of your situation, you can earn the Congressional Award. The Congressional Award has no minimum grade point average requirements. It accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who are willing to take the challenge.

I encourage you to check out the website for more details and application. This accomplishment is great to add to a job resume, or for applications for college, scholarships etc. Many of our students are engaged in the required activities, this would be an excellent way to be recognized.

The website is
Staff and Advisory Board

Bair, Tyler


Carey, Debbie

Citak, Robin

Parent Member

Eubank, Kendra

Community - Adanta Regional Sexual Assault and Resource Center

Grider, Doug

Counselor, School member

Hall, Kathy
Business: 606/451-8803
Email: kathy.hall @


Johnson, Becky

AIM Pregnancy Support Center
Community Member

Pieroni, Leanza

Student Member

Russell, Brenda

Parent Member

Schoolcraft, Vicki

Parent Member

Smith, Karen

Curriculum Specialist

Stringer, Kathy
Business: 451-8803
Email: kathy.stringer @

Administrative Assist.

Whitson, Carol

Advisory Board, Chairperson
Computer specialty Services,
Community Member

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