A Year Up - How a Pioneering Program Teaches Young Adults Real Skills for Real Jobs-With Rea l Success-logo

A Year Up - How a Pioneering Program Teaches Young Adults Real Skills for Real Jobs-With Rea l Success

Gerald Chertavian

The inspiring story of a pioneering program that is redefining urban young adults as economic assets, not deficits During Gerald Chertavian's many years as a Big Brother, the former technology entrepreneur realized that our nation's "Opportunity Divide" strands millions of young, disadvantaged, yet motivated workers at the bottom of the job ladder. In 2000, Chertavian dedicated his life to closing that divide and Year Up was born. Year Up is an intensive program that offers low income young adults training, mentorship, internships, and ultimately real jobs-often with Fortune 500 companies. 85 percent of program graduates are employed or in full-time college within four months of graduation. Today, Year Up serves more than 1,300 students in nine cities across the nation. Following a Year Up class from admissions through graduation, A Year Up lets students share-in their own words-the challenges, failures, and personal successes they've experienced during their program year. This deeply moving and inspirational story also explains Chertavian's philosophy and the program's genesis, offering a road map for real change in our country and a beacon for young adults who want the opportunity to enter the economic mainstream.

The inspiring story of a pioneering program that is redefining urban young adults as economic assets, not deficits During Gerald Chertavian's many years as a Big Brother, the former technology entrepreneur realized that our nation's "Opportunity Divide" strands millions of young, disadvantaged, yet motivated workers at the bottom of the job ladder. In 2000, Chertavian dedicated his life to closing that divide and Year Up was born. Year Up is an intensive program that offers low income young adults training, mentorship, internships, and ultimately real jobs-often with Fortune 500 companies. 85 percent of program graduates are employed or in full-time college within four months of graduation. Today, Year Up serves more than 1,300 students in nine cities across the nation. Following a Year Up class from admissions through graduation, A Year Up lets students share-in their own words-the challenges, failures, and personal successes they've experienced during their program year. This deeply moving and inspirational story also explains Chertavian's philosophy and the program's genesis, offering a road map for real change in our country and a beacon for young adults who want the opportunity to enter the economic mainstream.
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The inspiring story of a pioneering program that is redefining urban young adults as economic assets, not deficits During Gerald Chertavian's many years as a Big Brother, the former technology entrepreneur realized that our nation's "Opportunity Divide" strands millions of young, disadvantaged, yet motivated workers at the bottom of the job ladder. In 2000, Chertavian dedicated his life to closing that divide and Year Up was born. Year Up is an intensive program that offers low income young adults training, mentorship, internships, and ultimately real jobs-often with Fortune 500 companies. 85 percent of program graduates are employed or in full-time college within four months of graduation. Today, Year Up serves more than 1,300 students in nine cities across the nation. Following a Year Up class from admissions through graduation, A Year Up lets students share-in their own words-the challenges, failures, and personal successes they've experienced during their program year. This deeply moving and inspirational story also explains Chertavian's philosophy and the program's genesis, offering a road map for real change in our country and a beacon for young adults who want the opportunity to enter the economic mainstream.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lloyd James

Length:

14h 37m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

44:20


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

51:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

55:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

38:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

52:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:08:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

50:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:05:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:12:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

56:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:16:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

49:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

56:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

40:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:51