We help prepare the next generation of leaders




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Since 2004, Teen HYPE (Helping Youth by Providing Education) has reached more than 35,000 Detroit-area youth through programming that assures every young person reaches their potential. Each year, hundreds of students in dozens of local schools are provided with adolescent health programs that emphasize future-oriented thinking, effective communication and avoiding risky behaviors. Additionally, more than 600 teens have been trained as Peer Educators who are dedicated to community service, social justice, and risk avoidance. Each year they develop an original stage production, focused on a riveting social issue, that reaches over 3,000 students and adults in the community.

Our Mission: Celebrate Youth. Confront Barriers. Build Bridges.

Empowering Detroit Youth

We bring evidence-based, adolescent sexual health and substance misuse curricula that inspire youth to plan for their futures.

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Developing Young Leaders

Our Peer Educators are a core group of 60 youth leaders who demonstrate a keen sense of wanting to create positive change in Detroit and beyond. 

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Powerful Stage Productions

Our stage productions raise young people’s collective consciousness, honors their voices, and inspires them to plan meaningful futures. . 

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Teen HYPE envisions a just world where all youth reach their full potential. Through high-quality school-based programs, we aim to heal and develop our youngest generation by promoting healthy relationships and decision-making skills.

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“Before Teen HYPE my life was headed down the wrong path. I didn’t have anyone older than me that I could open up to about my problems. Teen HYPE gave me a sense that I am important. I do have a voice.”

Lawrence, Teen HYPE Participant




Teen HYPE Peer Educators are a remarkable and diverse group of teens who are dedicated to creating positive futures for themselves and Detroit. We invite you to support this life-changing program by becoming a Teen HYPE Peer-Education Patron.


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