Prepare For

HYPE is an after school enrichment program created 

by First United Methodist to love their neighbors 

About HYPE

5th grade students completing homework


Helping Youth Prepare For Excellence (HYPE) is a high quality, life-changing child development program providing academic support and life skills education for underserved elementary students in our community. HYPE exists to support students’ academic performance through after-school academic tutoring and to create brighter futures through mentoring, character development, cultural enrichment, parent education, and much more. 

Monday through Thursday for two hours a day, volunteers along with program staff facilitate homework assistance, literacy and math tutoring, and cultural enrichment activities including yoga, art, gardening, group dance classes, group sports, music lessons and more.

With the support of dedicated volunteers and community partners, HYPE currently impacts the lives of more than 50 local elementary students annually.

Interested in making a difference in the lives of local children?