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HYPE - Helping Youth Pursue Education

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HYPE - Helping Youth Pursue Education

Picture of Centennial College students at graduation in the Progress Campus Gym

The HYPE program at Centennial College gives young people new confidence to return to school by helping them overcome the economic and social barriers that may have interfered with school in the past and by providing a nurturing, inclusive environment. The HYPE Program provides a six-week on-campus, tuition-free learning experience, including learning materials, transportation, and meals.  The program was created for youth aged 17-29, living in underserved neighborhoods of Toronto.

In the summer, classes run Monday to Wednesday, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with an hour for lunch.  On Thursdays, instead of class, the entire group participates in skill and personal development workshops, like Personal Empowerment and Financial Management.  On Fridays, HYPE offers Academic Preparation for people interested in pursuing post-secondary education.

HYPE offers…

  • A tuition-free six-week on-campus summer program.
  • Support if you’re applying for full-time school.
  • Classes taught by post-secondary professors.
  • Breakfast and lunch.
  • You’re provided with TTC Tokens to help you get around.

When you successfully complete the six-week summer program, you can be accepted to full-time studies at Centennial College, and even earn a bursary for your first year of study, if you can demonstrate that you have financial need. 

A bursary is a grant based on financial need that does not require repayment, so you won’t have any debt from it.

To be notified when HYPE registration is open for 2018, please enter your contact information below.

Group photo of graduates from the HYPE program.

What HYPE Students are Saying

Female HYPE student laughing in a group with other students around her.