Vision, Mission, & Values

Vision, Mission, & Values

Our Vision

In the future, every urban young adult will have access to the education, experiences, and guidance required to realize his or her true potential.

Our Mission

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 Values

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The high expectation, high support model

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Planned Growth

We're working to strengthen our core, develop a million person model, and create systems change to close the Opportunity Divide.

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