Still Bridging the Opportunity Divide for Low-Income Youth: Year Up’s Longer-Term Impacts

Still Bridging the Opportunity Divide for Low-Income Youth: Year Up’s Longer-Term Impacts

This report presents further evidence on the impacts of Year Up, a national training program for young adults aged 18-24 with high school credentials. Specifically, it extends earlier analyses to cover a three to five-year follow-up period and provides a cost-benefit analysis.

Run by an organization of the same name, Year Up is a national program operating from offices in nine major cities. The full-time, one-year program serves young adults who are disconnected from work and school, or at risk of disconnection, and are motivated to do well in the program.

Fein, David, Samuel Dastrup, and Kimberly Burnett. 2021. Still Bridging the Opportunity Divide for Low-Income Youth: Year Up’s Longer-Term Impacts, OPRE Report 2021-56. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.