Year Up is a one (1) year program in which the students receive training for six (6) months in business, communications, professional and IT skills and intern the second (2nd) six months for local organizations in entry-level IT, customer service and project management positions. The organizations pay for the intern positions which, in turn, support Year Up.
On Monday January 31st, Year Up witnessed 61 young adults complete their Year Up experience and 54% of them walked across the stage with job offers!
Check out the following Opportunity Divide and Year Up videos to learn more about their mission:
Year Up Mission: http://www.yearup.org/media/main.php?page=stories&vid=sZiPqqYmxdo
Year Up on 60 Minutes: www.cbsnews.com/videos/preview-help-wanted/
Understanding the Opportunity Divide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZiPqqYmxdo
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