What:

Year Up was founded by a recent college grad, Gerald Chertavian, who was inspired by his friendship with ten year old David Heredia, whose personal situation served as an inspiration. Year Up’s mission is to close the opportunity divide by giving young adults the necessary skills, experience, and guided support that will allow them to reach their potential. The organization empowers students through its one year training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with hands-on skills development, corporate internships, and coursework eligible for college credit. Year Up gives careful support and guidance while maintaining a strong structure, educating students to succeed in the classroom and workplace. 

 

Where:

Year Up operates in the the United States.

Why: 

Year Up is dedicated to breaking down the opportunity divide in the United States, where millions of motivated and skilled young adults are disconnected from stable careers even though 12 million jobs requiring postsecondary education will go unfilled in the next decade. As the founder said about his young friend, “I thought it was so wrong that the opportunities he had access to in life could be limited due to things like his zip code, the color of his skin, the bank balance of his mother, or the school system he attended. We are wasting so much talent in a country where we have no one to waste.”

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