Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing low-income young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.
6 million bright young adults are without access to opportunities to connect to the economic mainstream. Meanwhile, over the next decade, American companies will face a shortage of over 12 million qualified workers
Year Up empowers low-income young adults to go from povertyto professional careers in a single year .
85% of Year Up graduates are employed within 4 months of completing the program
Quote from graduate
"All I knew was that they would pay me to come to school, and that was enough for me. Little did I know, I was about to embark on a life-altering journey."