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 empower communities to help students achieve their educational and career goals through statewide comprehensive outreach, initiatives and partnerships with schools, groups, and businesses.

At Higher Heights, our vision is for every under-represented student in the State of Connecticut to have full and equal access to post-secondary education. We provide underserved and underrepresented students with equitable access to college preparatory resources and services – with our support, they are EMPOWERED, ENCOURAGED, and EQUIPPED to go to college and to become leaders within the community.


  • Academic Tutoring

  • SAT Test Prep

  • Industry Certifications

  • College Application & FAFSA Assistance


  • Partnership Programs

  • Professional Development


"We thank you for setting the paths to higher education. It was you who further instilled the importance of higher education.  It was you who stayed on their backs and in their heads to continue to pursue higher education. It was you who consistently stand by their side through it all.'

—  Teretha Brooks, Parent

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New Haven, CT 06510


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