This morning The Autumn Group had an awesome opportunity to volunteer at a Year Up event in Boston. Year Up envisions in a future in which every young adult will be able to reach their potential. The Year Up mission is to close the Opportunity Drive by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.
The students currently enrolled in Year Up are finishing up their schooling phase where they studied subjects such as Finance, IT, Project Management, and Quality Assurance and are beginning internships next month. The Professional Round Robin event we attended involved the students practicing elevator pitches where they spoke about why they enrolled in the program, their interests, and hopes for the future.
The program encourages feedback and the students were eager for advice and to gain insight from volunteers.