NEWS & MEDIA

 

NEWSLETTER

 
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August 2019

 
 

Making Hay While the Sun Shines ☀️


WE’RE UP FOR THE CHALLENGE!

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We're excited to be in the Quicken Loans Community Challenge. We could receive up to $25,000 in Grand Prizes!

The Challenge runs throughout the month of August. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to cover college care packages and career and financial counseling for our Peer Educators. No matter how much we raise, we get to keep it all. Plus, if we're among the top five organizations competing in this fundraiser, we'll be awarded prizes ranging from $5,000‒$25,000!

Your August donation could leverage thousands more!

Just go to: Teen HYPE's fundraising page on Crowdrise. We hope you'll join us in rising to this Challenge!


DETROIT YOUTH TAKE THE CHI

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Peer Educators enjoyed social justice-themed Leadership Retreat in Chicago

With this year marking the 100th anniversary of the Chicago race riots, a leadership retreat in the Windy City portended excellent social justice and leadership development opportunities for our young people. And that it did! Thirty six Peer Educators participated in a broad range of formative activities including: a STEM activity at iFLY; collaboration with All Stars Project, Inc. at their MLK Peace Basketball Tournament and Resource Fair; and a trip to DuSable Museum of African American History along with mural painting. All in all, a thought-provoking and memorable trip for our Peer Educators!

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READY…SET…

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Our Build the HYPE Breakfast (at the Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit) is a stirring presentation of our effectiveness in preparing teens to become "ready for the world".

Proceeds from the event are vitally needed to fund a new Ready to Launch component to our Peer Education program that will help our graduates gain the resources and guidance they need to succeed.

Look for your invitation to this free event in the mail at the end of August and/or register on Eventbrite now:

To serve as a Table Captain or for your company or organization to provide a sponsorship, contact Mary E. Madigan, Director of Development, at 313‒831‒8336 x103 or at mary.madigan@teenhype.org.

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SPONSOR RECOGNITION

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We'd like to thank Ascension Michigan for their generous support, serving as the exclusive Valet Parking Sponsor of our 2019 Build the HYPE Annual Breakfast.


COME VISIT US!

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Thurs., Sept. 12 @ 6:00–7:00 PM

Opening the doors of Teen HYPE, our very own Social Justice League unlocks a portal into the inner workings of our celebrated youth leadership development program.

  • Hear from our CEO, Ambra Redrick, about Teen HYPE's inception story and how we bestow our youth with "readiness" superpowers

  • See our Peer Education program in action and learn from our Peer Educators about their transformations

  • Visit both our "Incubator" and "Elevator" lairs where young people learn about social justice and making a difference in Detroit

  • Enjoy light refreshments

For more information, contact Mary Madigan, Director of Development, at 313‒831‒8336 x103 or at mary.madigan@teenhype.org.


TEEN HYPE RECEIVES FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DISTINGUISHED PREVENTION PROGRAM

On July 11, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Population Affairs announced that Teen HYPE is one of just 29 programs in the country to be awarded funding for 'Replication of Programs Proven Effective through Rigorous Evaluation to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy'.

With this funding, we will implement the ACT Project. ACT stands for Avoid places and people that encourage high risk behavior; Connect with peers and adults that support healthy choices; and Thrive today and in the future.The project will teach young people how to build healthy relationships and avoid dating violence.

A distinguishing factor in our approach is that interventions are grounded in Positive Youth Development Theory—serving the whole child while addressing sexual risk at its base.

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PREVENTION RESOURCES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

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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we help prepare the next generation of leaders

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