HYPE (Helping Youth through Prevention Education) is a Youth Coalition and Performing Arts group. The youth ambassadors lead by example and use their talents to promote healthy, drug-free lifestyles and take proactive roles as positive agents of change with their peers and the community. This group provides youth with an alternative to express themselves. HYPE members learn from skilled Hip Hop and other dance instructors.

When many students are home during school holiday and summer breaks, you can find HYPE ambassadors at different community events teaching younger children and their peers about the dangers substance misuse through presentations and activities.

Practice is held on Monday and Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at SACADA and is open to youth ages 10-17.

Open auditions are also held on Monday and Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please email Joseph Ibarra at jibarra@sacada.org to make an appointment.

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