Leading Youth to Equity !

Friday Night Hype - Connecting Scholars to Fun, Structured Activities, Opportunties, and new Positive Relationships


Friday Night Hype is a mentor program created by educators at the Cambridge Public Schools serving 1250 students in grades 6-8. We offer programming to all middle school age Cambridge residents, including kids who attend charter schools.

Our mission is to provide safe spaces for our most vulnerable students, to participate in educational and therapeutic activities through mentorship with positive role models/mentors. Along with activities and mentorship, we provide a hot meal to all, where kids and mentors are able to eat together.  FNH takes place one Friday a month all year.

FNH provides youth with positive mentorship

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy
  • Social Justice Awareness
  • Activism
  • Community Relations
  • Academic support



Who attends will be able to participate in a myriad of fun outdoor activities in the summer months and games with mentors and their friends


We have a team of compassionate and dedicated individuals who are willing to do whatever it takes to support Friday Night Hype.


With your support, Friday Night Hype can continue to empower hundreds of thousands of supports youth and equitable opportunities throughout their community.


Friday Night Hype began as a once a month program for Middle School students who often found themselves in life’s most disadvantageous avenues. Friday Night Hype was designed to be an assortment of small “victories” for students who viewed their lives as more on the losing side than winning. 


  • Boys Identified Group
  • Girls Identified Group
  • Yoga
  • Fitness
  • Basketball
  • Beauty/Spa
  • Games
  • Performing Arts
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Business/Entrepreneur
  • Candle making
  • Tie Tying
  • Cooking
  • Music Production
  • Financial Literacy
  • CPR Training
  • Wood-Working
  • Tie Dye




Want to share your talent?  Learn about volunteer opportunities at Friday Night Hype. Register Here ⇒

Love is a verb.
Friday Night Hype is a place where young people feel safe and experience joy. Our mentors and junior mentors provide experiences for our mentees that are not only educational but also healing. This generation needs adults in their lives who will love and nurture them unconditionally.
We want to thank everyone who has contributed to our success! Most importantly to our mentors and Jr. mentors!
Be the adult you needed when you were a kid. If you are interested in being a mentor, Contact Us Now.


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Our Friday Night Hype Experience

“We begin with a warm meal shared with peers and mentor, followed by  joining in on activities that were affirming, uplifting, therapeutic, and joyful”

Awards & Recognition


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Meet the Hype's Junior Mentors

We’re always seeking great talent to help
advance our mission.  Register Here ⇒

Friday Night Hype has valuable partners, significant to our work. We appreciate your partnership

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