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    1. Pinelands School Based Youth Services (SBYS) promotes healthy youth development through comprehensive services that encourage social, emotional, and physical well-being. In addition to the core services listed below, SBYS develops programs to respond to the needs of the local community. SBYS is available in both HS and JHS.

    Individual Supportive Counseling

    Family Therapy

    Learning Support

    7th Grade Transition program (youth and parent)

    YOUthrive Action Team (Leadership group)

    Parent/Guardian Engagement Programs and Events 

    Recreational Programs (after school and summer)

    Employment/Job Readiness Services

    Psychoeducational Groups

    Prevention Services

    Ropes Course Programs

    Crisis Intervention

    Information & Referral

    1. Student Ambassador Program-  The Student Ambassador Program is a peer leadership program utilizing upperclassmen who are dedicated to serving and representing Pinelands High School.  Student ambassadors provide building tours and most importantly help the incoming freshmen make a successful adjustment to high school life through monthly outreach sessions.

    1. Student Success Team- The Student Success Team provides a continuum of supports and interventions for at-risk students referred to Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS).  The team will assess the academic, social, emotional, behavioral, and health aspects which hinder a student's progress. Action Plans are designed by the team to provide interventions for student success. Frequent progress monitoring, which includes a team approach of reviewing and assessing the effectiveness of interventions occurs throughout the school year.  The Student Success Team gives every student every opportunity for growth at Pinelands Regional!

    1. CatEye - Dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of the students and staff of the Pinelands Regional School Community.

    1. Pinelands athletics - The Pinelands Regional Athletic Department consists of 26 varsity sports, 28 junior varsity and freshman sports, and 16 junior high school sports. Pinelands Regional is a member of the Shore Conference.

    1. Wildcats in Action - Our program is dedicated to building leadership skills in a diverse group of students. These student leaders take part in a peer-led leadership training and then use their skills throughout the school year by assisting with transition programs (elementary to JHS and JHS to High School) and other events. They also serve as student leaders for parent-centered programs such as back-to-school  night and orientation. The Wildcats in Action program spans the JHS and HS.

    1. Wildcat Shack - A part of the JHS serves as the home to a community resource called the “Wildcat Shack”. This service provides clothing, food, toiletries and other necessities to families in the school and community in need. Additionally, the center has a dedicated career area in which job seekers can use the technology to access employment opportunities, create resumes, print applications, and more. The Shack also offers a laundry center for families who don’t have access to a washer and dryer at home. Staff members volunteer their time after hours to stock, organize and “man” the center for community use.

    1. JHS & HS Interact Club - This student-centered program’s aim is philanthropic. Students use their afterschool time to organize clothing drives, and other events to generate goods/services that are needed within the community.

    1. JAGS - Jobs for American Graduates (JAGS) is a national program that runs a segment out of Pinelands Regional. In this program, students are preparing to enter the workforce upon graduation. Within the program they build their skills and employment portfolio. This group also supports the community through food drives, toy drives (Christmas), and more.

    1. Community Pathways - Within this program, our adult students with disabilities work in the community as a part of their school day. This is a mutually-beneficial program as our students volunteer their time, which supports local businesses while they also build their skills to obtain and maintain employment post-graduation.

    1. NJHS & NHS  - These student organizations are founded on four pillars: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Combined, this exclusive group of students volunteers in the community for thousands of hours each year.

    1. Community School - The Pinelands Community School offers a variety of classes each semester for anyone in the community to attend. Offerings range from woodworking, to financial planning, and even mindfulness/yoga. Cost to attend is minimal and the programming changes based on staff availability. 

    1. Special Olympics - Pinelands Regional houses the “Wildcat Chapter” of the Special Olympics. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Our chapter welcomes all members of the community to join our Wildcat coaches as a member of our various teams: basketball, bowling, as well as track & field. Our program also offers the “Circle of Friends” program, which is a method designed to increase the socialization and inclusion of a disabled person with their peers.

    1. Free Lunch Program - Since 2020 through the remainder of this school year, all of our students are receiving free breakfast and lunch.

    1. Pinelands Guidance - Within this department, our students are provided support and guidance in terms of college/career planning, individual/group counseling, post-secondary planning, substance abuse prevention, social-emotional support, wellness resources, goal-setting,

    1. Challenger League - In addition to our other athletic offerings, this program is aimed at including students with special needs in sports. At Pinelands, our students and their competition are treated as varsity-level events. Aside from the athletes, many of our student-athletes volunteer their time after-hours and on weekends to work with the Challenger League athletes as they learn sport-specific skills.