A Year Up

Gerald Chertavian

with Gerald Chertavian

Founder and CEO of Year Up

A Year Up

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Moe and Gerald Chertavian talk about the inspiring story of a pioneering program that is redefining urban young adults as economic assets, not deficits

The making of young adults

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…..