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Teen HYPE is grateful to have received significant financial support from the following funders during the current fiscal year.





  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services—Family & Youth Services Bureau

  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


  • Michigan Department of Health & Human Services


  • Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority


  • City of Detroit Community Block Grant




Ascension Health

Brown & Brown of Detroit

Comcast Foundation

Comerica Bank

DTE Foundation

Ford Motor Company Fund

ITC Holdings Corporation



Molina Healthcare (volunteers)

PNC Foundation

Quicken Loans (volunteers)

Wells Advantage Group

The Skillman Foundation

Varnum LLP




Jamie & Denise Jacob Foundation

Kresge Foundation


Our multi-sector partnerships create meaningful opportunities for Teen HYPE youth.

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Teen HYPE is fortunate to have partnered with many outstanding public health, educational and youth-serving organizations. In our partnerships we seek mutual values, resources and optimization of outcome for our young people.


Community Coalition

We work in various Detroit-area middle and high schools each year to provide 13-week sexual health, substance abuse prevention and risk avoidance curricula. In the 2018–2019 school year, our partners are:

  • Spain Middle School

  • Mackenzie Middle School

  • Greenfield Union Middle School

  • Cass Technical High School

  • Martin Luther King High School


Program Support Partnerships

We are especially grateful to St. John Ascension Healthcare System for its longstanding support over our 14-year history. They have provided an array of supports including grant dollars, mental health support for young people, in-kind program space, and free health services.

We also partner with Community Health Awareness Group on an ongoing basis as a subcontractor to a CDC grant to identify HIV-positive young people and help them access medical care and other services.

Community Coalition

Funded by SAMHSA, Teen HYPE staffs the Community Coalition that began in 2015 to build a network that provides a holistic support network for positive youth development. Included in this coalition are:

  • Team Wellness Center

  • Wayne State University

  • Connect 2 Protect

  • Genesis HOPE

  • LGBT Detroit

  • Charles H. Wright Museum

  • Detroit Historical Society

  • Michigan Science Center

  • Southeastern Michigan HIV/AIDS Council

  • Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences

  • University Preparatory Schools

  • Rivertown Detroit Association


At-Large Initiative Collaborators

Each year, special collaborations are forged in support of the Peer Education program’s annual theatrical production and art show. Other collaborations have brought forward field trip and experiential learning opportunities for both the Peer Education and School-Based Health Programs. Among those collaborators, the following have been most significant:

  • The Detroit Justice Center - Prison Creative Arts Project

  • University of Michigan

  • Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

  • Enjoy Detroit

  • Church of the Messiah

  • Triumph Church

  • City of Detroit Health Department