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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Weekly Groups will start September 13th
Students may join any time
Groups meet from 2:30pm - 3:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
SBYSP consents are required for participation

  • Game Day - Weekly after school on Mondays, Room 126

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

  • Open Art Studio - Weekly after school on Wednesdays 2:30pm to 3:30pm in Room 116

    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 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.


  • Game of Life
    Each year on the third Thursday in March

    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
    Quarterly (Oct, Dec, Feb, May) 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    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.



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: Marie Hayden, MA - ext. 227

  • Kim Moore, Secretary - ext. 686