A Year Up

audio title

A Year Up

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

Gerald Chertavian, Lloyd James

$17.50

  • Description
  • Author
  • Info
  • Reviews

Description

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.


Author

Gerald Chertavian:
Gerald Chertavian is the founder and CEO of Year Up. Gerald’s commitment to working with urban youth spans more than 25 years. He is on the board of advisors for the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative and is an emeritus trustee of Bowdoin College and former board member of the Boston Foundation. Gerald has received honorary doctorates from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and Mt. Ida College. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and three children.

Since beginning his narrating career in 1996, Lloyd James (also known as Sean Pratt) has been credited with more than 600 audiobooks. He has earned several awards, including six Audiofile Earphones Awards and two nominations for the Audie Award. His performances include Once There Was a War by John Steinbeck, Encounters with Jesus and Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller, and Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. He lives in Maryland with his wife and their children.


Gerald Chertavian is the founder and CEO of Year Up. Gerald’s commitment to working with urban youth spans more than 25 years. He is on the board of advisors for the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative and is an emeritus trustee of Bowdoin College and former board member of the Boston Foundation. Gerald has received honorary doctorates from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and Mt. Ida College. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and three children.

Since beginning his narrating career in 1996, Lloyd James (also known as Sean Pratt) has been credited with more than 600 audiobooks. He has earned several awards, including six Audiofile Earphones Awards and two nominations for the Audie Award. His performances include Once There Was a War by John Steinbeck, Encounters with Jesus and Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller, and Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. He lives in Maryland with his wife and their children.

Info

Reviews