Aims & Mission
HYPE stands for ‘Helping Young People Everywhere’ – the principle which lies at the very heart of what we do
Turning the dream to reality
Back in 2007 a dream became a reality when HYPE was founded. HYPE stands for ‘Helping Young People Everywhere’ – the principle which lies at the very heart of what we do.
With the initial concept of delivering workshops for teenagers in deprived areas during school holidays (when anti-social behaviour is statistically at its highest), HYPE has continually grown ever since that first year.
HYPE’s debut workshops were supported by Expanding Horizons (Erasmus partners) and they made such a big impact on the wider community and the young people who attended them, that it rapidly became our goal to change as many young lives as possible.
From that point onward, HYPE continued to provide holiday workshops as well as activities which utilised community centres, empty shops, and in primary and secondary schools.
OUR AIM is to transform the landscape of opportunities for young people.
OUR MISSION has 3 set impact goals:
1. TO CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
2. TO SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE TO REACH THEIR POTENTIAL
3. TO STRENGTHEN LOCAL COMMUNITIES
POSITIVE CHANGE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Since the first day when HYPE was created, our small but highly effective team of eight members of staff, three directors and 3 advisory board members have sought to bring about positive change.
We start by looking at the future, by educating young people at a grass roots level and inspiring them to be an instrumental part of looking after their community.
We have achieved so much already and we have a strategy in place which will enable HYPE to reach more young people and most importantly to inspire them to be a part of something.
Building a stronger community through the principles of togetherness, kindness and social responsibility has never been more important than it is now and at HYPE we are working directly with young people to identify the areas where they can contribute to changing the environment around them for the better.
Kindness and respect
ALL OF OUR PROJECTS AND WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO PROMOTE A HEALTHY AND COHESIVE COMMUNITY WHICH IS BUILT ON KINDNESS AND RESPECT
We understand that educating our younger generations with positive values eventually leads to a better future for everybody. By implementing our programmes of productive activities, we steer youngsters away from choosing potentially damaging paths such as antisocial behaviour and crime.
Since HYPE was formed, we have used our extensive expertise to transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the Merseyside region, empowering them and introducing them to a broad landscape of opportunities. We strive to fulfil our objective of being Merseyside’s catalyst for social change, inspiring young people and opening the door to a new mindset and new opportunities.
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