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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YUPS Professional Olympics 2019
IL 2019 Summer Graduation
DV IL 2019 Leadership Council House Party - Trista Hannan
NTL 2019 June Appeal Alumni
NTL 2019 June Appeal OS Members
NTL 2019 June Appeal Mentors
2019 Year Up Chicago Leadership Council Fundraising Campaign
DV MIA Jan Graduation 2019
Year Up Puget Sound Giving Tuesday 2018
Giving Tuesday Greater Philadelphia and Wilmington
NTL 2018 Giving Tuesday Central Appeal Phone a Thon
NTL 2018 Giving Tuesday Central Appeal
YUNY 2018 Opportunity Society Celebration
YUBA 2018 10 Year Anniversary Party
Year Up Chicago | Giving Tuesday 2018
NCR 2018 Opportunity Breakfast
Year Up Peer to Peer Test