In the future, every young adult will be able to reach their potential.
Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.
We achieve this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Our holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency.
Our six core values guide all aspects of our work:
- Respect and value others
- Build trust, be honest
- Be accountable
- Engage and embrace diversity
- Strive to learn
- Work hard and have fun
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
The Opportunity Divide
Millions of young adults in this country are facing social and economic injustice. Despite talent and motivation, they lack access to higher education and careers that provide them with a living wage. At the same time, our economy needs help. U.S. businesses are calling for more and better-trained talent to compete on the global stage, but there will not be enough skilled workers to meet that demand.
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