Year Up

Program name Information Technology
Institution Year Up
Address 93 Summer Street
City Boston, MA
ZIP Code 02110
Website www.yearup.org
Certificates and degrees N/A
Full time or part time? Full time; 21 weeks in class, 26 week internship
Online learning options N/A

Description

Founded in 2000, Year Up believes that a well-designed training and support program can make an incredible difference in young peoples’ lives. Our mission is to close the “opportunity divideby providing urban young adults with skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Our intensive one-year program provides high school graduates and GED recipients between the ages of 18-24 with a combination of hands-on skill development and corporate internship opportunities. Students also earn up to 18 college credits.

Year Up’s high-expectation, high-support program combines marketable job skills, stipends, paid internships, college credit, a behavior guidance system, and several levels of support to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency. During the first six months, students attend classes at Year Up, learning technical skills that allow them to succeed in entry-level IT positions without a college degree. During the second six months, Year Up students gain experience in internships at leading companies such as Partners HealthCare. After graduation, students continue to receive support and build their professional networks through Year Up’s Alumni Association which currently numbers over 1,000 in seven cities across the country.

Contact Information

Chris Knight, Director of Admissions
cknight@yearup.org
617-542-1533 ext 1063