Make real opportunity possible.

We empower young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in just one year. Donors like you make it possible.

Why give to Year Up?

Your gift creates measurable impact. Over 80% of our grads are employed and/or enrolled in postsecondary education four months after graduation, with employed grads earning an average starting salary of $44,000 a year. Our program works. That’s the bottom line.

Year Up offers a way to put your values in action: backing a national nonprofit that’s making a real difference. Our program empowers young adults to achieve the professional and academic success needed to secure better jobs, support their families, and strengthen communities.

Your generous contributions empower the next generation to achieve more. Each dollar you give provides our students with the technical and professional skills they need to launch careers and reach their potential.

More than 5 million young adults are cut off from the economic mainstream, yet are motivated to achieve their goals. Your donation helps close the Opportunity Divide and creates real access to opportunities for these young adults to change their futures.

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The Opportunity Society is a community of philanthropic individuals and families dedicated to closing the Opportunity Divide. We welcome any donor giving $1,000 or more in a fiscal year.

Giving Levels

  • Member
    $1,000-$4,999
    Annual Giving
  • Bronze
    $5,000–$9,999
    Annual Giving
  • Silver
    $10,000–$24,999
    Annual Giving
  • Gold
    $25,000–$49,999
    Annual Giving
  • Platinum
    $50,000–$99,999
    Annual Giving
  • Sapphire
    $100,000–$249,999
    Annual Giving
  • Diamond
    $250,000+
    Annual Giving
  • Founder's Circle
    $1,000,000+
    Lifetime Giving

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Opportunity Divide.

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