The H.Y.P.E. Program is an 8 to 12 week program, composed of 2-hour sessions per week, in a space designated by school administration. Our volunteers are mentors who personally meet with High School or Middle School students for each session of the program.
The first hour of the session is comprised of an educational seminar whereas the second hour the students are broken up into groups to sit with our volunteers and are mentored to the inner workings of higher educational institutions, expectations, and the means to get there.
A preview day is also optionally organized with the admissions department of the university to tour the students around the campus, having them sit in classrooms, meet teachers, and engage with other students. We hope to further inspire our participants to attend college after they graduate.
Seminar & Workshop Topics
Workshops can be held by participating members or contracted by outside community organizations.
- Career Readiness/Guidance
- Social Consciousness
- Study Skills
- Cultural Awareness and Diversity
- Parenting and Sex Education
- How to Get into College
- Creative Writing
- Civic Participation and Political Education
- Cultural History
- AIDS And STD Awareness
- Emotional Literacy
- Job Interview Skills and Professional Etiquette
- Money Management