higher heights

youth empowerment programs, inc.


Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is built on our slogan “Inspiring Young Minds, Elevating a Community.”  We have built our organization on family values and on a E3 Philosophy to EMPOWER, ENCOURAGE, and EQUIP our staff, students, and parents.


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2015 Programs for High School students

This coming school year, Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs will be accepting applications for the following programs:

For student enrollment into the College Access Program please call us directly

Higher Heights YEP, Inc.

Administrative Offices

300 Whalley Avenue, Suite 2G

New Haven, Connecticut 06511

Phone (203) 498-1087

Fax (203) 498-1149

  1. College Access Program

  2. College Access Savings Program

  3. Microsoft Information Technology Program

Read our Spring Newsletter 2014.pdf  to celebrate the success of our students and organization.

2015 Professional Development for Schools

This coming school year, Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs will provide school and community based professional development for school counselors focusing on:

  1. College Readiness

  2. Financial Aid Awareness

  3. College Access

Call our office to schedule a professional development session for your staff or a workshop for your parents or students.


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.


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Programs for 16-24 year olds

The Higher Heights Information Technology Certification Program offers the hands-on experiences students need in today’s information-based world. Training resources available through the Microsoft Academy Program will help enrolled participants accrue technical certifications, gain an edge on IT jobs, and get a jump on employment and/or post-secondary placements.

The program offers Microsoft certifications, such as Microsoft Office Specialist (beginner’s level to and Mastery CompTIA certifications, such as A+ and Network+ and OSHA certifications.

  1. Information Technology Certification Program