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The Bigs/Year Up Partnership

The Bigs and Year Up have partnered to provide students with career education, professional development, and outstanding internship opportunities.

All you need is a one hour assembly

about Year up

Year Up is a national nonprofit organization that empowers low-income young adults to go from poverty to professional careers in a single year. The program includes:

  • Technical and professionals skills training
  • Stipend throughout the year
  • Coursework eligible for college credit
  • Corporate internships with potential for full-time placement
  • Mentorship and support from alumni, YU staff, and professionals


ABOUT THe Bigs/Year UP Program

During our one-hour assembly we will provide:

  • Introduction and Bigs Video
  • Year Up Presentation: 
  • Q&A with The Bigs and Year Up
  • Career action plan for each student to complete
  • A Bigs textbook will be provided free to all interested students

    WHo's Booked The Bigs/Year Up...

    • Academy for Social Action
    • Bronx High School for Science and Mathematics
    • Bronx High School for Writing and Communication and Arts
    • Cascades High School
    • Crotona International High School
    • Dr. Izquierdo Health & Science Charter School 
    • Explorations Academy
    • Infinity Institute
    • Independence High School
    • McNair Academic High School
    • Orchard Collegiate High School
    • Urban Assembly for Criminal Justice
    • Williamsburg High School for Arts & Technology

    Click here for a complete list of the 70+ schools who have booked The Bigs.