in 2000, Year Up is a non-profit organization with a mission to close the
Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experiences
and support that will empower them to reach their potential through
professional careers and higher education. Year Up recognizes that the
Opportunity Divide—specifically, historical barriers to education and
professional work—is driven by race, ethnicity, national origin and
socio-economic status. Year Up seeks to close the divide by setting high expectations
and providing high support for our young adults.