Year Up Boston seeks 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. Year Up Boston achieves this mission through a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships. Year Up Boston opened its doors in January of 2001 to a class of 22 students. Now serving more than 200 students each year at its site in downtown Boston, Year Up Boston continues to demonstrate the successful impact the program has on the lives of urban young adults. Year Up Boston currently has more than 40 corporate internship partners, 100 community partners, and 300 volunteers.get in touch
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