Friday Night Hype


Welcome to the Friday Night Hype Resources page, a place to use to answer questions, and use as a reading resource for everyone.



Friday Night Hype

Friday Night Hype is a mentor program created by educators at the Cambridge Public School serving 300 students in grades 6-8. During the pandemic, we have welcomed scholars from all of Cambridge Public School upper schools in Cambridge. 

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. While out of school, we provided virtually and in person socially distanced through the summer. 


Find It Cambridge is a website to help you easily find resources, services and activities.

Cambridge Mutual Aid Network

500 volunteers wanting to help you navigate whatever you may be facing. Be sure to check out our food and supplies resources detailed below, as well as local grants which are available to Cambridge residents. You can also fill out our request form below for connection to resources.

This page includes public health resources in multiple languages that can be shared with immigrant and refugee families; relevant information on immigration policy and enforcement; and other valuable resources, including details on key programs that sick or displaced workers may need. Please note that conditions are evolving rapidly; we will do our best to keep this up to date

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Mental Health for BIPOC: BIPOC- Black Indigiounous People of Color-identifying individuals seeking support for mental health concerns and/or coping with race-related stressors, Mass General Psychiatry is not affiliated with, nor does it directly endorse, any non-MGH organizations listed here. This list is intended only to share resources currently available in the broader community.

Local Resources

Mental Health Provider Directories

Online Support Groups

Self-Guided Virtual Resources

Further Resources for Clinicians

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Community Resources

Find It Cambridge:

Free family support program for all families living in Cambridge with children birth—8 years offering parent/child activities, including playgroups and family fun events, parenting workshops, support groups, and programs and activities just for dads.

Cambridge is committed to disrupting and eradicating the chronic social, mental, economical, and educational barriers for boys and young males of color between the ages of 5-21. MBK-Cambridge seeks to work in partnership with parents and policy leaders to confront the cumulative adverse experiences that have had intergenerational effects for communities of color in Cambridge.

Advocate for Families of Color around the challenges of COVID.Provide tools, resources, and support to make CPS an anti-racist district that centers our Students of color. Attend school meetings with Families of color. Provide a space for Families of Color to share their concerns and ideas on how to support their Student’s educational needs.Provide space for Families of Color to work together to create a racially equitable public school systemFamilies of Color + Students of Color = Building a Racially and Economically Equitable Public School District

Domestic Violence

Transition House is a leader in the field addressing domestic violence intervention and prevention. We serve people of all ages and backgrounds as we work toward social equity and system change to end the perpetuation of gender based violence. With deep roots in Cambridge, Massachusetts for over 40 years, our model advances cross-sector partnerships so that ending violence is embraced as a shared responsibility and an ongoing priority.

The mission of the Cambridge Women’s Center is to provide a supportive community space for all women by offering opportunities for empowerment, learning, healing, trauma support, and understanding.