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DCHS Youth Service Center

Last Updated: 7/29/2021 2:42 PM
DCHS Youth Service Center
Mrs. Megan Nicodemus
Daviess County High School YSC Coordinator
(270) 852-7311

Goal of the DCHS YSC:
To remove non-cognitive barriers to learning as a means to enhance student academic success.

Mission of the DCHS YSC:
To enhance students' ability to succeed in school by developing and sustaining  partnerships that promote:

  • Early Learning and successful transition into school

  • Academic achievement and well-being

  • Graduation and transition into adult life

Services offered, but not limited to:

  • Link between home, school, and community

  • Student advocate

  • Family Crisis and Mental Health Counseling

  • Assist students with successful transition into the adult world

  • Employment counseling, training, and placement

  • Reduce barriers to learning as a means to improve student academic success

  • Medical, dental, eye exams – Referrals, arrange transportation, assist in making appointments

  • Refer to local health agencies/assist in locating health resources needed by student/family

  • Assist student with basic needs – housing, utilities, food, etc. – locate appropriate resources/possibly assist financially

  • School supplies

  • Hygiene products

  • Collaborate with local resources and community organizations on behalf of DCHS

  • Work with students/family who have excessive absences – assess the situation and provide appropriate resources

  • Work with school organizations to implement annual Food Drive and Nickel War

  • Work with School Health Program to meet needs of students

  • Emergency clothing/Goodfellows

  • Home visits to assess student needs, facilitate positive relationship between school and family

  • Collaborate with SAP coordinators and guidance staff to implement needed support groups, provide speakers and materials

  • Work with staff to make students aware of post high school opportunities, and provide opportunities for students to explore a variety of employment available to them

  • Participate in ARC meetings as needed to assist in transition plans, and facilitate transition to the workforce or post secondary education

  • Red Ribbon Week activities

  • Freshman Orientation

  • Back to School activities


The Daviess County Public Schools district prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital or parental status, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, or limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions in its employment practices, educational programs and activities, and provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.