The HYPE Project

"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

An After School Student Coding Experience!

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.

Curriculum topics & highlights

  • Designed and vetted curriculum for multiple programming languages and learning levels 
  • 90 minutes of programming per session 
  • Experienced teachers 
  • Career exposure field trips
  • Career presentations by Women in Tech 
  • 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.) 

Logistics: 

  • The Fall 2022 HYPE Project students will join a cohort that meets once weekly on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 4:00- 5:30 PM ET.
  • The Fall 2022 HYPE Project sessions will run from 8/22/22 - 12/8/22 via Zoom 
  • Interested students can apply at https://bit.ly/TheHYPEProject 
  • All live instruction PowerPoint slides, reference materials, video recaps, regular communication and assignments will be shared via HYPE's online portal. Weekly emails with updates will also be sent to the email address(es) on file and through text via Remind. HYPE Program participants and their guardians are required to connect to our Remind text service to remain up-to-date on important and regular communications
  • Want to learn more about joining the Fall 2022 cohort of The HYPE Project? Join us at Orientation on Tuesday, August 23rd at 5PM ET via Zoom.
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Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Applications are open to students in grades 6-12 
  • HYPE programs are intended for students who identify as female, trans, or non-binary. 
  • Your application must be completed entirely by the August 19th deadline in order to be considered for the Fall 2022 after-school program 

Fall 2022 Application Deadlines: 

  • Applications open: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 
  • Applications close: Friday, August 19, 2022 
  • Student and Parent Orientation: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
  • Onboarding and Student Acceptance forms due: Thursday, August 25th
  • Fall 2022 HYPE Project begins: Monday, August 29th, Tuesday, August 30th, Wednesday, August 31st, or Thursday, September 1st, 2022 (students will join their respective meeting day)

Educational Partners: 

If you are an educator and want to bring The HYPE Project to students at your school, please complete our Educational Partner Application Form!

Check out this video on the journey of a HYPE scholar!