The big city may seem like a concrete jungle to teenagers. How will each child choose his or her path in life?
The youth that attends our program receive an evaluation to learn their goals, objectives, and well-defined dreams they may have planned to achieve in life. When working with each mentee and their parents/guardians, we design a plan to sustain achievable goals and mentor our students in a group setting on the weekends.
At Project HYPE, we design our plans to establish directions for each mentee:
- We coach and challenge our youth to understand they are important and their lives matter.
- We provide professional social work and counseling services when needed for our youth.
- We use technology, academics, media, creativity, physical fitness, arts, and culture to enlarge their field of scope.
- We engage in local field trips to broaden each youth participant’s horizon. These trips are rewards to our mentees for excelling in their daily activities, school, and home life.
- We created our annual award ceremony to encourage and enrich the lives of each mentee.
At Project HYPE, we declare every child equal, and they are born with inalienable rights. We look at society with inequality and not equality.
We’ve trained our mentors to see the divine nature of every mentee. We work within that divine nature to see equality and not inequality; Justice and not injustice; Compassion and not void, love and not hatred, with acceptance and not blame.
At Project HYPE, we look at each individual through divine eyes with non-physicality in hopes of engaging the Mind, Spirit, and Physical. We consider the Mind and Spirit invisible, and only the physical is visible. We teach our mentees their behavior and emotions are borne directly from their minds. While our movement comes from the body, our divinity comes from the Spirit (that which is invisible). When they are self-aware, life becomes a gift and not a burden. In our programs, the youth are treated with equality and earn respect as they achieve their stated tasks, objectives, and goals. As a result, we find they behave differently in our environment than they have in previous surroundings.