ABOUT SBYS

The New Jersey School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) is sponsored by the Department of Children and Families to help young people navigate the adolescent years and graduate healthy and drug-free.

School Based Youth Services (SBYS) came to the Cape May County Technical High School in the spring of 2006. We serve 100% of the students at Tech. Educational presentations and interactive workshops involve the entire student body. Approximately 75% of students receive individual support at some time during their high school career.

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SBYS GROUPS & ACTIVITIES

  • Open Art Studio - Weekly afterschool on Tuesdays 2:30pm to 3:30pm in Room 126

    Creative minds of all skill levels are welcome. Students will create personalized artwork using various art media (acrylic paints, sketch, mixed media/collage, photography, upcycling, tie dyeing, beading, crafting clay, etc.)


  • Volunteer Club – Weekly after school on Tuesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Room 126

    Students prepare meals at AC Rescue Mission, collect and deliver donations to the animal shelter, and food bank, perform community clean-ups, participate in Relay for Life, along with volunteering in many other community projects.


  • Game Day – Weekly after school on Wednesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Room 126

    SBYS Teen Center is open after school for use of board games, cards, puzzles, pool table, ping pong, wii, etc.



  • Jam Session – Weekly after school on Thursdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Room 119

    Students are given the opportunity to play drums, keyboards, guitars, and a variety of other instruments. No experience necessary. FREE guitar and ukelele lessons.



  • GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance - LGBTQIA&A) – Monthly meetings

    For our Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Advocates, Allies students. Meets monthly and plans activities with other schools in the county.



  • SBYS Trips

    Ski/Snowboard Trips in January and February; Summer trips including such adventures as kayaking, Broadway, shopping, visiting universities and other attractions of interest, air show, crabbing, hot air balloon festival, as well as many others.


  • SBYS Scholarship

    Thanks to donations, fundraising, and community partners we are able to award scholarships to deserving seniors who have participated in our program during their high school career.


 

2018-2019 SAVE THE DATES

  • Haunted Trails Skits at Holly Shores Campground - Date to be determined

    The SBYS Volunteer Club competes in a skit to be the best group at Holly Shores event which benefits the Thomas and Claire Brodesser, Jr. Radiation Oncology Center at Cape Regional Medical Center.

  • Disability Awareness Day – Date to be determined

    This event is sponsored by the Cape May County Office of Aging and Disability Services. Our volunteers will be assisting with glitter tattoos and games with children while parents are able to gather valuable information about the resources and services Cape May County has to offer.

  • Ski/Snowboarding Trips – Dates to be determined

    SBYS organizes two ski/snowboard trips annually to Jack Frost.

  • Game of Life – March 21, 2019

    Approximately 50-60 agencies from around the county come to CMCTHS for the Game of Life. Students from the junior class will receive various scenarios and learn what these agencies have to offer and how they may help them should a situation arise.

  • Community Liaison Board Meetings – Dates to be determined

    The Community Liaison Board consists of parents, school personnel, and representatives from various businesses and non-profit organizations that serve the youth in our area. The purpose of the Community Liaison Board is to disseminate SBYS updates, receive feedback and discuss new ideas, share information regarding community needs, and collaborate on joint projects. Always welcoming new members.

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STAY IN TOUCH

If you are not already on our e-mail list and would like to receive SBYS updates and reminders via e-mail, please email us at SBYS@capemaytech.com. Check our monthly calendars for up-to-date groups, activities, events, and trips. Trip permission slips will be available in SBYS Rooms 126 and 305 as well as on our website.

 

SBYS Team Members

  • Program Manager: Noël Hiers, LCSW - ext. 683

  • Program Therapist: Victoria Schwachter, MA, ATR-BC - ext. 685

  • Youth Development Specialist: CeeCee Carmichael, BA - ext. 226

  • Youth Development Specialist: Laurie Emhe, LCADC - ext. 227

  • Kim Moore, Secretary - ext. 686