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Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc.

  • Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc.
  • 419 Whalley Avenue
    Suite 404
  • New Haven, CT 06511

Program Description

Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc (HHYEP) is a 501(c) (3) community-based COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAM partnered with the National College Access Network.

Founded in 2004, HHYEP provides college preparation services to high school students, grade 9 thru 12, and their families, throughout the New Haven and Fairfield Counties. We also provide technical assistance and professional development to school districts and community organizations. We are centrally located in New Haven, Connecticut.

The mission of Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc. is to change the lives of under-represented college bound students to EMPOWER, ENCOURAGE, and EQUIP them to obtain a post-secondary education. We provide a host of services that consist of invaluable youth programs, such as college planning, test preparation, career planning, tutorial services, and seminars. Our curriculum is designed to assist adolescents help elevate the way they see themselves and to motivate them into becoming influential community builders.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Claflin University
  • Clark University
  • High Point University
  • Howard University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Lincoln College
  • Morehouse College
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • St. John's University
  • Stillman College
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of New Haven
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia State University
  • Yale University

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%