One of the great joys of life for me is to help someone less privileged see a better future. In a United States where we’re desperately trying to maintain our economic edge, it’s a great travesty to see almost seven million low-income young adults out of work and out of school. Clearly, as a society, we’re turning a blind eye to a deep reservoir of untapped potential. Luckily, social innovators like Gerald Chertavian are closing the gap. Since early 2000, Gerald has been on a mission to prove that with the right skills, knowledge and experience, under served young adults can make a significant contribution to America’s most progressive companies. The foundation of his program – A Year Up – is the blend of relevance and rigor that’s absolutely necessary for anyone to thrive in today’s hyper competitive work environments. Here’s why 84% of his graduates are employed by some of America’s most admired companies…..