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Helping Youth Pursue Education (HYPE): Exploring the keys to transformation in postsecondary access and retention for youth in underserved neighbourhoods

This study employed a quantitative approach, supplemented with the results of a qualitative analysis, to comprehensively evaluate the effect of completion of the Helping Youth Pursue Education (HYPE) program with an eye to sharing a “best practice” model with the greater postsecondary sector. The effect of the HYPE program was measured in terms of its impact on completion or current attendance in a college program, persistence beyond the first year of study and academic performance in college