What is the School Based Youth Services Program(SBYSP)?

The School Based Youth Service Program (SBYS) is a collaborative partnership between the NJ Department of Children and Families and Cape May Technical High School. A lot of schools in NJ have their own SBYS programs. SBYS offers a safe and supportive environment to address the educational, social and emotional needs of our students and families. SBYS provides individual counseling, group counseling, class presentations, prevention programs, family engagement, community outreach, youth development and employment preparation.

The mission of SBYS is to support the wellbeing of every student. Our services encourage social, emotional and physical well-being. We build on our students strengths and support them through advocacy, empowerment and resources. Our program is designed to help youth navigate their adolescent years, finish their education, obtain skills leading to employment or continuing education, and graduate healthy and drug free.

Who is eligible?

The services offered by the SBYSP are available to all students enrolled in Cape May County Technical High School. However, a Consent Form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian prior to the student receiving provided services. All information provided on the Consent and History Form are confidential. The Consent Forms are valid until the student graduates from the school.

What services are available?

  • Services include: Primary, Preventive & Reproductive Health Referrals
  • Counseling Services: Individual, Family & Group, Crisis Intervention, Bereavement, Anxiety, Stress & Anger Management, Relationship
  • Classroom Lectures include the following Topics: Dental Health/Oral Hygiene, Conflict Resolution, Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Healthy Choices
  • Learning Support Services: Resume Writing, College Preparation, Tutoring, College Tours
  • Employment Services: Job Placement, Interview Skills, Job-Readiness Seminars

Meet the Staff

  • Therapist: Eryka Brockenberry

  • Judi Hauser - Youth Development Specialist (Recreation)

  • Marie Hayden - Youth Development Specialist (Substance Use)


  • Students may join any time
  • Groups meet from 2:30pm - 3:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
  • SBYSP consents are required for participation
  • Game Club
    Weekly after school on Wednesdays, Room 126

    Students may hang out and play games (chess, strategy games, pool, ping pong, etc.)

  • Volunteer Club
    Weekly after school on Thursdays, 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.

  • Open Art Studio
    Weekly after school on Mondays, 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.)

  • Jam Session
    Weekly after school on Tuesdays, 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)
    Last Wednesday of the every month, Room 305

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



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