Year Up Evaluation

Year Up is an innovative and intensive program that combines skill acquisition and work experience for young adults in Boston, New York, Providence and Washington DC. Several features of the Year Up model make it an interesting and important program to study for the youth employment field, including occupational skills training, apprenticeships that build experience and networks, stipends for students, the receipt of college credits for training participation, and development of relationships with supportive adults, including program advisors and workplace mentors.

Mobility is completing a three-year evaluation of Year Up.  Our report on the first year results showed that program participants had seen very large earnings gains compared to a control group.