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School-Based Youth Services Program

Clifton High School is partnering with New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC), a private, non-profit community development and social service agency founded in 1994 and based in the City of Paterson wt a mission of creating opportunities to transform lives, to bring the School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) to CHS. Funded by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, the SBYSP seeks to help students stay emotionally and physically healthy so that they may graduate with skills necessary for employment or continuing their education. The SBYSP Center is located in the South Wing, Room G-21A. Services specifically offered to CHS students include but are not limited to the following:

Counseling
A full-time Mental Health Clinician specializing in adolescent and family issues is available to offer personal counseling for both students and their families. The Clinician is available for both individual and group counseling sessions, and offers flexible after-school and evening hours to accommodate family schedules.

Homework Assistance / Tutoring
Full-time Americorps volunteers are available for students during their respective lunch periods and after school until 5:00pm (later if necessary) to offer assistance in the areas of Math, English, History, and Science. The Program's "Homework Club" also aims to create study clusters for students enrolled in the same courses.

Employment Training
A part-time Employment Specialist is on-site 1-2 days a week to offer students employment training through various workshops and offer individual employment consultations to students in order to assess job qualifications and help seek out employment opportunities.

On-Site Community Agencies
The Program hosts a series of local community collaborators who are on-site weekly to offer various workshops as well as individual and group counseling sessions.

Collaborators include Straight and Narrow (Substance Abuse and Drug Treatment) and the Family Life Institute of Metropolitan New Jersey (Health & Preventative Education).

Physical Wellness and Fitness
The Program will be offering its "Wellness Club" initiative, which entails a series of workshops focusing on physical and mental wellness, including instruction on a variety of easy-to-do exercise and meditation techniques.

Student Participation
Participation in the SBYSP is totally free of charge and voluntary. Students can either enroll themselves or be referred by any CHS staff member.

Contact Us
If you would like more information about any of our programs or wish to find out how to get involved, please contact us via email at sbyspchs@hotmail.com or by phone at 973-458-6072. Monthly Teen Center Calendar