You may have seen our plays, you may have been through our in-school courses: but there is nothing like being a part of the Teen HYPE family!
Together, with your friends and adult leaders, we work to reverse the wrongs we see in Detroit and our world!Teen HYPE invites you to discover your true talents, interests and potential for a bright future. By promoting self-expression through the arts, you’re invited to write and act in annual plays that relate to unsafe sex, addiction, race relations and other important topics. Our other programs, some which take place during class time at Detroit schools, also raise awareness about sexual-health, drug abuse and unhealthy relationships.
As a Peer Educator
You’ll have many opportunities to open your mind, make new friends and enjoy positive ways to live. In addition to writing and acting in an annual theatrical production that addresses social issues, you will plan and participate in community service projects and field trips. You will also be offered the opportunity to become certified as an adolescent health peer educator that will offer opportunities to lead classroom
discussions.In the summer, you can look forward to:
• Connections to summer employment opportunities·
• YouthQuake (one week in August focused on
• leadership development and community service)·
• Youth Summit (one day program with city
leaders and more than one hundred youth focused on important issues)
• and a three-day retreat
To apply, you must:
✓ Be at least 13 years old
✓ Have an interest in the arts and serving your community
✓ Have reliable transportation to and from meetings and events
Our Peer Education program meets every Thursday from right after school until 9:00 pm.
We have rolling auditions for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12thgraders!
Here’s what you get:
• Free Food on Thursday nights!
• Earn some extra cash if you qualify for our annual stipend!
• Up to 250+community service hours per year
• Gain confidence in stage presence and be taught by acting, singing, and dancing professionals
• Summer job opportunities, and we will write letters of recommendation
• Weekend leadership retreats to other cities and other trips like ropes courses, outdoor adventures, and more
Apply today by completing the form or calling 313-831-8336
Upon review of your application, you will be contacted to set up both a 1-on-1 and group interview. Application and interview do not guarantee admission into program. You will be notified of placement within two weeks following the in-person interview.
The Peer Education program requires a one your commitment to the program, which includes attending mandatory weekly meetings. Each Peer Educator is expected to meet these requirements.
Peer Education Application Form
1391 E. Woodbridge | Detroit, MI 48207
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