We empower communities to help students achieve their educational and career goals through statewide comprehensive outreach, initiatives and partnerships with schools, groups, and businesses.
PRESS & MEDIA
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (May 30, 2023) - Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs (Higher Heights) announced today a partnership with the University of New Haven (UNH) to create the Higher Heights Scholarship, a four-year award totaling $80,000, to students in the Higher Heights program. Read more.
Our Staff is Nationally Recognized
Meet Jermal Muhammad, a second year Member at Public Allies Connecticut. Jermal is Lead College Access Advisor at Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Program (HHYEP) where he has been piloting a citywide FAFSA completion drive in New Haven, Connecticut. When we checked in with Jermal, he had already held 8 FAFSA workshops and assisted over 150 students to complete their FAFSA forms. Read more.
COLLEGE APPLICATION DAY
November 9, 2018
Hamden High School partners with Higher Heights to host their "College Application Day Event". Approximately 200 students participated in the event. Dan Cocchiola, Coordinator of College and Career Pathways at Hamden High School, stated, “There is no question that yesterday was a success for our students. Thank you [Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Program] for your vision and insight and patience in helping some of our student leaders begin to find their way as a cornerstone in our collaboration. I look forward to continuing this program in the coming years.” Read more
COLLEGE ADVISING PARTNERSHIP A SUCCESS IN NEW HAVEN, CT
The 2017-2018 Executive Summary reports shows how our College Advising Program successfully supported a New Haven Public School achieve 99% college application submissions and increase FAFSA submissions. Read more in the 2018 School Partnership Report
COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR SELF-REFLECTION
April 30, 2018
Our College Access Program students donated hours of community service to help the Connecticut Food Bank raise awareness of hunger... read more
MAKING YOUR CAREER YOUR PASSION
November 27, 2017
WERK! Radio Host, Mercy Quaye talks to Executive Director Dr. Chaka Felder-McEntire - "When's the right time to make the jump from your job to your passion? Is it necessary to make the jump at all? ... read more
LOCAL WOMEN LEAD CONVERSATIONS ON CHANGE
April 10, 2017
Executive Director, Dr. Chaka Felder-McEntire participates in a panel discussion hosted by The Community Fund for Women Girls leading a conversation around change and how we can impact our communities... read more
TUXEDOS AND GOWNS FOR YOUNG LEGENDS
March 12, 2013
9th Annual Young Legends Ball partners with Mens Warehouse, Lucille's Bridal Shop and Atiana's Boutique to help celebrate over 40 college bound students and their parents.. read more