About the Organization:
Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides urban young adults from all over the country, with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate internships. Year Up’s National Capital Region site hosted President Obama in June of 2009 when he delivered his Father’s Day speech.
About A-List’s Program at Year Up:
In 2008, A-List began college admissions consulting services for Year Up, guiding students through the complexities of the college selection and application process, demystifying the FAFSA and connecting students to scholarships. This module has now become a standard element of the Year Up curriculum for all students. Over the course of this program its instructors noticed that many Year Up students had low basic math levels as they prepared for apprenticeships in investment operations or technical support with firms like JPMorgan Chase and Google. A-List then built a custom business math curriculum covering key mathematical concepts in a practical business context.
Dr. James M.
…There is a need for the type of program you have developed to be made available to every child regardless of income. This is why I have brought A-List into school districts I have been fortunate enough to lead: to train our teachers and provide the support necessary to improve our students’ scores.
A-List was engaging and substantive for our students. Each week our Dreamers were completely immersed in the class’s content…The sessions were poignant, enjoyable, and challenging and exactly what I had hoped for my Dreamers.
This was by far the most useful professional development session I’ve attended in my career.