Hackney Young Peoples University (HYPU)
We offer a range of courses, activities and opportunities during school holidays for young people aged 10- 14 or 15 - 25. Just choosing one course at HYPU could make all the difference to you.
Hackney Young Peoples University is a registered charity (1112528) and offers a range of holiday programmes that are open to young people aged 10- 14 or 15 -25. Young people attending the project have the opportunity to improve their skills, try out new subjects and explore activities, which can help them in their career choices as well as improve their confidence and enable them to access some of the high-quality facilities in Hackney.
HYPU Projects and Programmes
To enable young people in Hackney to achieve their full potential
Funding and individual donations
HYPU Family lunch Club
From 7 December 2023
HYPU Press Release -
Giving 10- 25 year olds in Hackney invaluable Educational Experience
We love providing fun sessions, sports and shows for the children and teens who attend, but we need your support too! A small donation would help us bring in the best workers and volunteers who will take amazing care of each young person. Please click below
to help our children have an amazing experience this summer!
Generation to Generation: Cooking, Baking & Sewing Classes
Dates to be confirmed
HYPU relies on the good will of our volunteers, external grants and donations in order to keep our programmes and charity running. If you would like to make a financial contribution to our charity cheques (no matter how small) should be made payable to Hackney Young Peoples University
HYPU 2022 Programmes achieved the following:
114 Applications received for enrolments
76 (67%) Attendances
76 (67%) Certificates awarded
155 Total workshop hours delivered
229 Volunteering hours
Distribution of genders:
Male: 26 (23%)
Female: 88 (77%)
Special Needs: 0
Those attending HYPU programmes are offered outside of the normal school time the opportunity to improve their skills, try out new subjects and explore activities, which may help them in career choices as well as improve their confidence, these include: Media, Journalism, Music, Radio, Fashion, Business, Cooking, Baking and Sport.
which are covered in our 4 core subject areas:
Arts and Media
Vocational and Academic
Essential Life Skills
Sports Leisure and Recreation
There is a lack of affordable opportunities for young people in Hackney. Many families in the borough are on low incomes and unable to afford expensive extra-curricular activities. On our programmes, we offer young people a positive environment which shows them what they are capable of doing and allowing them to be true to themselves.
During 2023 young people between the ages of 10 - 25 will have the unique opportunity to develop their skills, experience, and knowledge in the respective areas:
Cake Decorating & Baking
Intro to Massage
HYPU will offer professional training, mentoring and encouragement to allow young people to follow their dreams and aspirations, which will enable them to aim higher and positively contribute to their community.
Would you like to Volunteer at HYPU?
As a Volunteer, you will encourage other young people to take part in our holiday programmes and projects. You will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills including team leading, marketing, site stewarding and student 'budding'. As a volunteer you will need excellent time management and be keen to take on a lot of work, but we will make sure that you are rewarded with training, references, and loads of fun activities.
For more information and an application pack about becoming a volunteer, please contact Maxine Boyce on:
Tel: 020 7249 4542 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HYPU always welcomes and encourages new ideas and offers of help from the community to put together our programmes. If you are interested in getting involved please contact us either via email email@example.com
or Tel: 020 7249 4542