About this resource

Year Up seeks to close the Opportunity Divide by providing young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

Year Up achieves this mission through a one-year, intensive training program that provides under-served young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support. https://www.yearup.org/future-students/what-year-up-offers/?location=nat...


  • Business Writing Skills
  • Time Management
  • Career Networking
  • Communicating Clearly and Effectively
  • Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
  • Working in Teams
  • Presentation Skills
  • Workplace Norms
  • Introduction to Business
  • Personal Finance
  • Workplace Legal Issues
  • Work/Life Balance


You can apply to be a Year Up student if you are:

  • 18-24 years old
  • High school graduate or GED recipient
  • Of low to moderate income
  • A U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or have an employment authorization card
  • Available 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) for the full year of the program
  • Highly motivated to learn new technical and professional skills
  • Have not obtained a bachelor’s degree

Do you have DACA Status? Year Up strongly supports DACA and welcomes young adults with DACA status. For more information, visit our DACA GUIDANCE page.

Questions about eligibility? Once on the website Select a location on top of the page and contact your local admissions office to learn more.  https://www.yearup.org/future-students/who-can-apply/?location=national-us/

Year Up States: 

  • Arizona
  • Baltimore 
  • Bay Area
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago 
  • Dallas/Fort Worth 
  • Greater Atlanta 
  • Greater Boston 
  • Greater Philadelphia 
  • Jacksonville
  • Los Angeles 
  • National Capital Region 
  • NewYork 
  • Puget Sound
  • Rhode Island 
  • South Florida
  • Tampa Bay 
  • Wilmington