High School Education
School-Based Youth Services Program
The NJ School-Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) helps 7th through 12th grade students combat violence, abuse, and other adolescent problems. The goal is to offer adolescents skills for employment and continuing education. Services include individual and family counseling, substance abuse counseling, primary and preventative health care, pregnancy prevention, tutoring, after-school recreation, and computer literacy.
To find out if a young person's school is one of the 90 schools in New Jersey to offer this program, call the school directly or call the SBYSP at (609) 984-5632 or (609) 984-5516.
New Jersey Youth Corps
Youth Corps is a year-round, voluntary program which targets young adults (ages 16-25) who have left high school before earning a diploma. They are engaged in full-time community service, training, and educational activities. Guided by staff who serve as mentors and role models, teams of youth called "crews" carry out a wide range of service projects. Please contact the state headquarters for further information at (609) 292-2060.
Youth ChalleNGe Academy
The New Jersey Youth ChalleNGe Academy is a 22-week residential program that was created to serve 16- to 19-year-olds who are no longer enrolled in high school. Youth are trained and educated to become well-rounded, productive citizens of New Jersey. Although quasi-military in nature and based on a military model, there is absolutely no obligation for students to join the military at any time. Students who pass the GED test earn a State of New Jersey High School Diploma.
For more information or to refer a young person, call 800-997-5587 or visit http://www.ngycp.org/state/nj/.