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New HYPE Career Development Course for Young Adults available in Massachusetts!

Virtual HYPE Career Development Courses for Young Adults available in Massachusetts!

What is HYPE?

Helping Youth on the Path to Employment (HYPE) provides flexible, solution-focused, career-oriented services based on your needs and preferences. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Finding out what you want to do
  • Getting a job
  • Enrolling in and completing college or vocational-technical programs
  • Helping you identify and pursue your school and work goals
  • Work on things that get in the way of pursuing your goals, like low energy, feeling forgetful, or feeling stuck
  • Getting organized for work and school success!

Is the HYPE course right for me?

The HYPE Course is a modification of HYPE, the Helping Youth on the Path to Employment model (see “Home” page for more detail). The new Virtual HYPE course offering is aimed at meeting the career preparation needs of young adults with mental health conditions during the quarantine to stop the spread of COVID-19.

There are 3 Virtual HYPE Course Offerings at this time:

  • Career Decision-Making
  • HYPE Work Prep
  • HYPE School Prep

Each course will be 6-7 weeks long, with one session per week per course, for up to 1.5 hours.  The courses are FREE.  Young adults will need access to a computer or tablet, a webcam, and a phone. 

When:

The courses will be offered in Spring and Summer 2020.  Registration will occur on a rolling basis, so young adults can sign up through early summer for courses occurring later in the season.  Courses are being offered throughout the summer:

 

Career Decisions

HYPE Work Prep

HYPE School Prep

Offering #1:

Wednesdays 12:30-2:00

May 13 – June 17, 2020

Wednesdays 3:00-4:30

May 27 – July 1, 2020

Fridays  2:00-3:30

June 12 – July 24, 2020 (no class July 3 for 4th of July Holiday)

Offering #2

Wednesdays 12:30-2:00

June 24 – July 29, 2020

Wednesdays  3:00-4:30

July 8 – August 19, 2020

Fridays 2:00-3:30

July 31 – September 4, 2020

Location:

Young adults can attend the Virtual HYPE Courses from the comfort of their own homes, and join with other young adults from around Massachusetts who are in the same situation.

Registration:

email iconEmail us at HYPE@umassmed.edu for more information.

Register for one or more courses

Download the HYPE Course Flyer

Questions? Contact us at HYPE@umassmed.edu for more information!

Want to Learn More?

Talk to us about how to bring the HYPE Course to your agency, or how to participate in the HYPE Course yourself!