ATHERTON YOUTH SERVICES CENTER INFORMATION
Youth Services Center Coordinator, Madalyn Marables
Location: Room 105 Hours of operation: 7:30 to 3:50 p.m.
Phone number: 502-313-4407
Helping Youth Promote Excellence (H.Y.P.E)
Freshman students are mentored by senior students to form a friendship and mentor relationship. Seniors assist the freshman with transitioning to high school. Freshman and senior students’ are specially selected and referred by teacher and staff recommendations.
Trainers are leaders in the student community and trained in conflict resolution skills. Students are required to attend the training and meetings.
Counseling and Social Service Referrals
Referrals are provided for students and their families in need. Agency locations and referral numbers are available upon request. YSC has school supplies, emergency clothing and female hygiene items on hand as needed. Insurance eligible students can receive Centerstone school counseling services.
Monthly senior workshops are provided for senior students that want additional support regarding college preparation and planning. Workshops include: how to write an effective scholarship essay; how to complete the financial aid application; understanding student loans; resume and employment search options; and understanding college credit hours.
The Mpower Women program works with young ladies to provide self-esteem building activities, developing conflict, and character skills are the primary emphasis.
Making A Difference Program
The Making A Difference program works with young men providing male mentorship, self-esteem building activities, developing conflict, and character skills are the primary emphasis.
Phenomenal Women Program
The Phenomenal Women program works with young ladies to provide self-esteem building activities, female mentorship, college and career information, and transition preparation. Projects and community service are required. All activities are well planned and engage the young ladies. There is an emphasis on maintaining grades, behavior, and self-respect.
Men of Quality Program
The Men of Quality program works with young men to provide male mentorship, college and career readiness, self-esteem enrichment, and transition preparation. Projects and community service are required. There is an emphasis on maintaining grades, behavior, and self-respect
Green Dot Program
Green Dot is a violence prevention program based on bystander intervention. Green Dot students learn about different types of violence and how each of us can take an active role in stopping and showing our intolerance for violence. Students attend monthly Green Dot Club meetings to talk about ways they have stepped in to reduce violence and the barriers that sometimes prevent us from addressing concerns. Students are engaged as leaders in the school community and become proactive bystanders as members in the program. The meetings are held after-school, once a month.
Aspire Higher is an academic based program developed to increase the knowledge and awareness about opportunities for diverse students to matriculate through the advance and IB (International Baccalaureate) classes. The end goal and expectations are to develop students prepared for college and career while providing support, mentorship, and community development.
Youth Services Center Advisory Council
All meetings are open and everyone is welcome to attend. We meet bi-monthly to discuss the programs and services offered through the Youth Services Center. Everyone is encouraged to attend! Please stop by the YSC or call Madalyn Marables, the YSC Coordinator, at 313-4407 to participate. The Advisory Council allows students and their parents to become actively involved in the Atherton High School community.