HYPE - Helping Youth Pursue Education

Picture of Centennial College HYPE students at their convocation ceremony graduating

Summer HYPE 2016

The HYPE program at Centennial College has given many young people new confidence to return to school by helping to overcome the economic and social barriers that may have interfered with school attendance in the past and by providing a nurturing, inclusive environment for youth aged 17-29, primarily living in the underserved neighbourhoods of Toronto.

The HYPE Program  provides a six-week on-campus, tuition-free learning experience, including learning materials, transportation, and meals, to reduce as many barriers as possible to post-secondary education.  

This summer, classes will run Monday to Wednesday, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM with an hour allotted for lunch.  Thursdays operate in the same manner, however, instead of class, the entire group of students come together to participate in skill and personal development workshops, such as Personal Empowerment and Financial Management.  On Fridays, HYPE offers Academic Preparation for those who are interested in pursuing post-secondary education.

Benefits

  • Tuition-free six-week on-campus summer program
  • Support for applications for full-time study
  • Learn from post-secondary professors
  • Classes include breakfast and lunch
  • Students are provided with TTC Tokens

Participants that successfully complete the six-week summer program and are accepted to full-time studies at Centennial College may be eligible for a bursary for their first year of study. When a student is successfully accepted to the college they must demonstrate a financial need.

Please note, A bursary is a grant based on financial need that does not require repayment.