The Teen Center is located in the DB Wing of Passaic County Technical Institute. We have designed it to be a comfortable and fun environment for teens. The goal of the SBYSP is to enable youth to complete their education, pursue additional education, develop marketable skills, and to develop a mentally and physically healthy lifestyle. We will serve as a focal point to access existing programs and services. In short, the SBYSP is a one-stop shopping program where students can participate in an environment that offers confidential assistance in a convenient and comfortable fashion. Student's confidentiality is our number one rule.
Programs and Services
The SBYSP Teen Center offers an array of any PCTI student who wishes to participate. Participation is completely voluntary and a parental consent form is required prior to accessing services. Here are just a few of the free services offered by the Teen Center:
- Learning Support Services
- Health Education
- Employment Services
- Recreational Activities
- After-School Opportunities
How to Participate
If you would like more information about any of our programs or wish to find out how to get involved (or how to enroll your child), please contact us at (973) 389-2029. Our program staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am-5:30 pm. We look forward to working with you to provide more opportunities for your child. This service is FREE to all students at PCTI and their families. Please sign and return your student's form today.
Parent Consent Form
The objective of the School Based Youth Services Program is to help assure that teens will obtain needed assistance in an accessible location. The goal of the program is to assist teens to reach their full potential through various services including: substance abuse prevention services, mental health services, family counseling, and recreation.
Click here to print a copy of the Consent Form.
About New Jersey's School Based Youth Services Program
New Jersey's School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) is the first statewide initiative to place comprehensive services for students and families in or near schools. This award-winning initiative helps students overcome problems common to adolescence and reach one's fullest potential. The program in currently available at over 50 schools and will be coming to more schools in the future. Each site provides counseling, employment, recreation, and health and wellness services to help student succeed. 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 for employment or continuing education. New Jersey's SBYSP has gained national recognition, receiving awards from the American Public Welfare Association and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Other states have replicated the program we are offering to you and your student! NJCDC is pleased to be part of the SBYSP network and, with PCTI, will work collaboratively to ensure that students succeed both inside and outside of the classroom.