M.H. Newton Family Life Center is the central location for the HYPE (Helping Youth Pursue Excellence) After School Programs. Trinity Missionary Baptist, New Bethel Missionary Baptist, Wedgefield Baptist, and the North and South Hope Centers serve as satellite sites. HYPE is designed to meet the needs of students after school by providing a safe, secure, and loving environment for study, character development, and team building.
The HYPE After School Programs offers Academic Enrichment, Homework assistance from certified teachers and college mentors. Food and nutrition, art, and music. Tae Kwon Do classes are also offered as a means to improve behavior. Adult GED and Computer Literacy Classes are offered to parents of program participants and community residents. The After School Programs are supported by School Districts 17 and 2, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Pilgrims Pride, Eaton Corporation, and LA Leasing Rentals