Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc. (HHYEP), founded in 2004, is a local college access program that provides college-planning services to high school students, grade 9 thru 12, and their families, throughout the New Haven and Fairfield Counties.
Our mission is to change the lives of under-represented college bound students and Empower, Encourage, and Equip them to obtain a post-secondary education. .
Our organization’s goal is to provide more equitable access of college preparatory resources and services to a broad range of students and their families who have a history of being deprived and who as a consequence are underrepresented in the pool of academically high-achieving students.
We have helped over 2,500 secure over $10 million dollars in scholarships, graduate from high school and enroll in college.
College Access Program
Higher Heights YEP is offering Connecticut high schools and high schools a broad range of College Access Services for students and their parents.
Purpose:• To help students overcome the internal and external barriers to attending college. • To enhance students’ confidence and skills to pursue a college education.• To help families through the college application process.
Program Eligibility:High school students who live in the Greater New Haven areaDesire to attend college directly after high school
COSTS:There is a $100 registration fee that covers the cost of program, all local college tour visits, and SAT Test Fee Waivers. Because the program is being offered at a very low-cost families, students must make a full-time commitment to attend every day of the program. Parents and students must sign a commitment that students will give a 100% commitment to the program. Students who are not able to attend every session are not encouraged to apply.
ORIENTATION:Mandatory Orientation Session on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Registration fees will be accepted then.
Once your enrollment is received you will be sent notification of your orientation time slot.
PROGRAM DATES:High School Seniors: once a week from 3pm - 5pm (October - January)
High School students grades 9 - 11: once a month (October - April)
The program will take place at the Urban League of Southern Connecticut located at 458 Grand Avenue in New Haven.
Remember this is a COMMITMENT program so it is important to know that we require 100% participation in the program.
Our mission is to Empower, Encourage and Equip you and we are excited to get your child started with your College Application process.