Teen HYPE Newsletter

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April 2019


Hidden In The Shadows a HIT!


"On behalf of Teen HYPE, I would like to personally thank everyone who came out and supported us during our play season. To know that we have the community standing behind us is a great feeling that we don't take for granted."

– Priya P., Teen HYPE Youth Advisory Council Vice President


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Do you know any next generation Detroit leaders? Teen HYPE is conducting interviews to become a Peer Educator for the 2019-2020 season! Eligible youths must be in high school and be 13-18 years of age.

Thurs., April 11, 2019 @ 35pm

Thurs., April 18, 2019 @ 35pm

Thurs., April 25, 2019 @ 35pm

For more information, contact Callie Brantley, Manager of High School Initiatives, at callie.thomas@teenhype.org to request an application and schedule an interview.

Teen HYPE Hosts TETO

On May 2, 2019 at Go Comedy! Improv Theater, Teen HYPE and parents from around Metro Detroit will enjoy great food, comedy and have a candid conversation about how to "Talk Early & Talk Often" with youths about healthy sexuality. Due to high demand, this event is sold out! Please join us next time.

Talk Early & Talk Often® is a nationally recognized workshop aimed at helping parents talk with their children about abstinence and sexuality. The workshop helps parents recognize and use opportunities to open the door for conversation, listen and respond with greater confidence and skill, and to feel comfortable seeking outside sources of information.

For more information contact LaRon Evans, Senior Manager of In-School Initiatives, at (313) 831-8336 or laron.evans@teenhype.


Thurs., May 2 @ 6:007:00 PM

Thurs., July 18 @ 6:00–7:00 PM

Teen HYPE offers intensive experiences to meet our youth leaders, board members and staff in free, 1-hour evening tours that extend between our 2 locations near the Detroit riverfront. During these events, we showcase our history and mission as reflected in our leadership and programming. You will meet extraordinary young people and remarkable visionary leaders, while learning about our evidence-based and innovative work to help youth break down barriers as they become “ready for the world.”

For more information, contact Mary Madigan, Director of Development, at (313) 831-8336 or mary.madigan@teenhype.org



Our Build the HYPE Breakfast is a stirring presentation of our effectiveness in preparing young people for the world through adolescent health programs, leadership development and theatrical arts. Proceeds from the event benefit our Peer Education program that ultimately reaches 3,000 youth with vital mental health, public health and social justice messages each year.

This year’s breakfast will take place on Thursday, October 3rd at the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater in Detroit. Stay tuned for more details.


Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $10,000 and include options for brand placement in our social media that reaches 4,000 people several times per week, eNewsletter that reaches 1,500 people each month, and updated website that recorded thousands of page visits last year.

To learn more about sponsoring this year’s Build the HYPE Breakfast, please contact Mary Madigan, Director of Development, at (313) 831-8336 ormary.madigan@teenhype.org.


If you or a young person you know needs free, confidential HIV testing, please call Teen HYPE at 313-948-8427.

If your school is interested in Teen HYPE's in-school health programming, please call 313-831-8336.

For behavioral health resources, call SAMHSA's hotline: 800-662-HELP or visit https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment.

If you're interested in joining Teen HYPE's Youth Development Coalition, please contact Dee Smith, our Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships, at dorothyhk@teenhype.org.



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