Year Up’s Sustained Earnings Impacts Indicate A Pathway Towards An Equitable, Just Economy

Media May 6, 2021

“We are incredibly humbled to share the latest results of this study, which now looks at participant outcomes four years after graduating from Year Up. Once again, Year Up demonstrates the largest earnings impact reported to date for any workforce development program. From this history-making report, we learned that four years after graduating, average earnings for Year Up participants were 34% higher (nearly $8,000/year) than for young adults in the control group.

Abt Associates’ analysis also found that every $1.00 invested in Year Up returns $1.66 back to society. Put another way, a $100M investment in Year Up could generate an incredible return of $166M to society.”

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