CY-Connecting Youth SAP  Counselor

What is a Student Assistance Program?

Student Assistance Programs can be found in schools throughout the country and in Vermont.  An SAP program is designed to, but not limited to, identifying students dealing with their own or someone else's substance use problems, intervening and when necessary, and referring them to community agencies for more specialized care, if appropriate. 
The SAP program is also concerned with building students' developmental assets and resiliency, delivering prevention education in and out of the classroom and facilitating student leadership programs.  By being located within the school, CY SAP Counselors help to build better linkages among students, their families, school personnel, and community service agencies.
 What does an SAP Counselor do?
CY SAP Counselor's responsibilities include:
  • giving educational presentations to students and community groups
  • promoting statewide campaigns about making healthy choices & tobacco prevention 
  • supporting individuals and groups of students who need information, support or are affected by their own or someone else’s use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.

At HCS the CY SAP Counselor facilitates the Vermont Kids Against Tobacco (VKAT) group.  Please see the links on the left for more information.
How does an SAP Counselor help?
SAP Counselors work with individuals and small groups of students on a wide range of issues from friendship and social skills to self-harm and beyond.
Who is our SAP?
The CY SAP Counselor at the Hinesburg Community School is Lynn CamaraLynn has an MA in Counseling Psychology and loves working with middle school students.    She is at HCS on Mondays and Fridays.   

Where can I get more information?
If as a parent or student you would like more information on Lynn or how to access her services please
  • call  802-482-6266
  • or stop by her office on Mondays and Fridays at the CY-Connecting Youth office in the HCS Guidance Suite. 
For more information about the CY SAP program in the CSSU please contact CY-Connecting Youth Program Director Christine Lloyd-Newberry at 802-388-1230.  Please also visit CY's web site
 For more information on the SAP program in Vermont please see