HYPE (Helping Youth through Prevention Education) is a Youth Coalition and Performing Arts group where ambassadors lead by example, using their talents to advocate for healthy, drug-free lifestyles and actively engage as positive change agents. Offering an expressive alternative for youth. HYPE members receive instruction from skilled Hip Hop and dance instructors.

During school holiday and summer breaks, HYPE ambassadors actively participate in various community events, educating younger children and peers about the risks of substance misuse through engaging presentations and activities.

Practice is held on Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (spaces limited)

Please email Joseph Ibarra at jibarra@sacada.org for more information.

Book a HYPE presentation

HYPE is available to present in the San Antonio, Bexar County area. We ask for a donation to help with the cost of travel and food for members. Please contact Joseph Ibarra at jibarra@sacada.org or Amy Alston at aalston@sacada.org for availability. We ask for at least 3 weeks notice prior to your event to prepare.

HYPE is Seeking Talented Youth

If you have a passion or talent that can be used to help children and teens make healthy choices, we want you to join us.

Talents we are seeking: Dancers, Rappers, Actors, Singers, Poets, and D.J.’s

What You Need for Your Audition

  • Water bottle and snack for yourself
  • Workout clothes and sneakers
  • A headshot or recent photo
  • A 500 word or less bio answering the following questions.
  1. Who you are.
  2. Why you are interested in being in HYPE.
  3. How you plan on contributing your talents.
  4. Why would you want to educate your peers about the dangers of drugs and alcohol?

Note: Be prepared to present your essay to an audience!


Joseph Headshot

Joseph Ibarra

HYPE Coordinator