Talent in America is spread evenly, but opportunity is not. Today, over 5 million young adults are cut off from any real path to a stable career, despite having the talent and drive to achieve more. Between a pandemic, economic uncertainty, and systemic racism, talented young adults are facing tremendous challenges in securing livable-wage careers, even as corporations call for more inclusive hiring. Year Up, is providing young people with the skills, experience, and support to achieve economic justice and have served more than 30,000 students to date. By providing young adults with the professional and technical skills hiring companies need, they ensure that students can launch a successful professional careers, while providing American businesses with an untapped source of bright, motivated young talent. Year Up is currently reviewing safe methods for workers to collect donated business attire during the pandemic. Learn more about Year Up here.
Atlanta West End Rotarian Kevin Wilson recently spoke about Year-Up at a club meeting. In his role at Bank of America, he serves as liaison with Year-Up.