What Is Year Up?
Available in 17 metropolitan areas, Year Up is a free program that accepts low-income adults ages 18 to 24 who have a high school diploma or GED but do not have a bachelor’s degree.
The nonprofit provides six months of intensive job training — in the areas of IT or finance — for which participants can earn college credits. After the training, Year Up matches a student with one of its corporate partners — which include American Express, AT&T and GE — for a six-month internship.
During that year, the program also provides students with a weekly stipend. The average per year is $7,172, according to a study by Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE).
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