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Helping Youth Promote Empowerment
HYPE Council 2016-2017

Who are we?

The HYPE Council is a group of high school aged students from Minneapolis who work together to promote empowerment by funding youth driven service projects.  

Meet the council


What does HYPE do?

HYPE is a youth-run organization that funds youth-run service projects.  The council works together to review grant applications for service-learning projects and funds projects that support the community. You can check out some projects HYPE has funded on our "Funded Projects" page. 


Grant Guidelines and FAQs

  • What are the application deadlines? November 20th
  • What can HYPE fund?
    • Project involves and serves youth attending the MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Non-profits or agencies that serve youth during out of school time may apply AS LONG AS the majority of youth served attend the MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
    • New projects or year two of a project. We cannot fund the same organziation for more than two consecutive years for the same award (mini or full)
    • You must be associated with a MPS school, Minneapolis Community Ed afterschool program, or a registered nonprofit/agency that serves MPS youth to apply (awards cannot go to individuals or for-profit organizations). 
    • HYPE awards cannot be used for capital equipment, including: TVs, computers, electronic equipment, cameras, uniforms, etc.
    • The Council cannot support ideas that are not related to youth learning through hands-on projects.
    • Projects must meet the needs of youth and communities served by MPS.
  • What is the difference between a Full Award and Mini Award?
    • Mini-Awards- up to $250 to individual students or groups who want to make a difference in their community.
    • Full HYPE Awards- up to $1500- for student groups/classrooms with a project in mind to create community change and meaningful youth contribution.