"You MUST register your child to participate in this awesome opportunity!" - Serrenyun Amey, Clayton County Public Schools

"The classes were both informative and engaging. Students walked away with a completed project and the expertise to stay engaged." - Quinae Jackson, Overflow Innovate Lead, LLC

"My first impression was this is going to be long and boring but turns out I actually like it. It can expose me to different fields in STEM for me to further explore my career as I grow older. I really appreciate this experience!" - HYPE Scholar

 

"I have learned more [about] teamwork/collaboration and more [about] coding." - HYPE Student

"This is the coolest program!" - HYPE Student

The HYPE Project is our after-school program that engages middle and high school girls in a fully designed, proven and interactive curriculum that teaches critical thinking and the fundamentals of computer science.

The after school program also incorporates career exposure field trips and career presentations by women professionals in tech, as well as access to internship opportunities and the signature HYPE International Experience for high school students. Our flexible, HYPE instructor-led club model is designed to support students at varying levels of experience.

The HYPE Project includes 12 interactive, live teaching sessions lasting 90 - 120 minutes each. We aim for 25 student participants in each program, which can be delivered virtually or on-site by our experienced  teachers and staff.

  • Designed and vetted curriculum for multiple programming languages and learning levels
  • 90 minutes of programming per session
  • Experienced teachers
  • Career presentations by women in tech
  • Career exposure field trips
  • Connection with women in tech mentors
  • End of program celebration
  • Final project added to HYPE student project page
  • Access to HYPE Alumni benefits
  • Student gifts and SWAG
  • Tech adjacent skills workshops (resume writing, S.M.A.R.T. Goal setting, public speaking, etc)

Hope and opportunity are life-changing gifts

HYPE Leadership Academy

The HYPE Leadership Academy is designed to equip high school students with workforce ready skills for 21st century opportunities. This 8 week program is offered to HYPE Scholars who successfully complete The HYPE Project.

The Leadership Academy consists of three parts:

  • College & Career Readiness workshops
  • Resume Writing & Mock Interviews with HYPE corporate partners
  • Internship or apprenticeship placements.

The Internship Placement component connects companies with HYPE scholars in internship, job shadowing, and/or work-based learning opportunities for eligible students. We collaborate with corporate partners to teach relevant tech skills, provide leadership training and development, and ultimately support HYPE scholars in gaining skills through hands-on application.

After the pilot of The HYPE Leadership Academy in 2021, we are excited to share that over 70% of Academy scholars successfully earned summer internships and continuing STEM education opportunities!

Program Highlights Include:

  • Designed and vetted curriculum for multiple programming languages and learning levels
  • 90 minutes of programming per session
  • Experienced teachers
  • Career presentations by women in tech
  • Career exposure field trips
  • Connection with women in tech mentors

Representation truly does matter

HYPE International Experience

HYPE's signature International Experience gives participants a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel abroad and teach coding skills to youth in an international developing country or urban city center.

Research shows that girls want to solve real-world problems and are drawn to service-oriented careers from a young age, but not STEM. Our fully-funded 1-week trips abroad allow HYPE alumnae to teach coding workshops to kids in developing countries, allowing them to put into practice what they have learned in the HYPE Project while connecting STEM fields to passion, purpose, and solving real-world problems.

HYPE organizes multiple International Experiences per year, hosting up to 20 girls for each experience.  This train-the-trainer model allows participants to go from being a student to a teacher and gain critical leadership skills that prepare them for future careers in tech, all while gaining a global perspective with exposure to new countries, cultures, and ways of life.

HYPE International Experience in Nicaragua

Our 2021 Program Sponsors

HYPE programs are provided at no cost to our students thanks to the support and sponsorship of our collaborative partners

Contact our team to learn how you can become a sponsor at this level!

Contact our team to learn how you can become a sponsor at this level!

Contact our team to learn how you can become a sponsor at this level!

 

 

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Sponsored Programs

  • The HYPE Project
  • HYPE Summer Experience
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  • yellow square HYPE International Experience
  • Women in Tech Roundtables
  • Tech Conference for Girls

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