From Progress staff reports
The Dawson Springs Independent Schools Family Resource and Youth Service Center has received funds recently from local groups.
On Jan. 17, Hopkins County Family YMCA made a $159.84 donation to FRYSC to reimburse the center for pizzas served to students attending the Christmas Shop with a Cop trip in December. The check was delivered by YMCA staff member and Dawson Springs High School student Samuel Adams, accepted by Melinda Coates, Program Assistant and Jonathon Storms, FRYSC Director.
Meals are available to the students Monday through Friday after school in the Hard Work Café. The number of students who come to the school to enjoy an afternoon meals has increased monthly since the program was initiated this fall. Through partnerships like this we prove that when action is taken in areas as serious as hunger all efforts are worthwhile.
“The Y’s Anti-Hunger work is extremely beneficial to the students here in Dawson Springs,” Storms said. “... We applaud the YMCA for all their efforts and good work they do in Hopkins County and especially here in Dawson Springs.”
On Jan. 21, the United Way of the Coalfield designated grant funding to FRYSC in the amount of $398.40 from the United Way of the Coalfield 2019-20 Campaign. The United Way of the Coalfield is a local, nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization working to support health and human services in Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties of Kentucky. The United Way of the Coalfield is continuing its mission to “unite volunteer efforts to plan and monitor effective human service programs that are responsive to community needs and promote the quality of life in Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties.”
The Dawson Springs FRYSC is very thankful for this honor as we strive to eliminate non-cognitive barriers for our students every day here in Dawson Springs, Storms said.
FRYSC also has an ongoing fundraising opportunity. Memorial and honoree blocks in the hallway entering the Hard Work Café at Dawson Springs Junior/Senior High School are on sale for $25.00 year around. If you would like to honor or memorialize a loved one, faculty or staff member past or present, class or alums; please contact the FRYSC Office for more information. The hallway is filled with names of those who have exemplified the district motto: A Tradition of Success.