Finding Opportunity

There are 6.7 million young adults in the US out of work and out of school. They want to grow up to be more than just a stereotype. And American companies need their talent and motivation to compete.

Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing low-income young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. We connect young adults who need opportunity to companies that need talent. Learn more at www.yearup.org.

Statistics included in the video and sources:
6.7 million disconnected young adults in the US (Economic Value of Opportunity Youth, Civic Enterprises, 2012)
1% of these young adults have a college degree (Economic Value of Opportunity Youth, Civic Enterprises, 2012)
Average salaries of these young adults are under $15,000/year (Economic Value of Opportunity Youth, Civic Enterprises, 2012)
95% of Year Up interns meet or exceed managers’ expectations (Year Up data)
84% of Year Up graduates go on to full-time employment or college within 4 months of completing the program (Year Up data)
Employed Year Up graduates earn an average starting salary of $30,000/year (Year Up data)

Narrated by Jelani Lynch, Year Up Boston graduate.