Thank you for joining the virtual Year Up Greater Atlanta graduation ceremony!

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The Year Up Greater Atlanta Graduation Ceremony will be a virtual event streamed through Facebook Premiere on the Greater Atlanta Facebook page below. 

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  • The event will start promptly at 6:00 PM ET. We encourage you to open the Greater Atlanta Facebook page 5-10 minutes early. The video will appear on our main Facebook page and you will not need a direct access link.
  • If you follow the Greater Atlanta Facebook page, you should receive a notification that we are premiering the event soon.
  • You are not required to have a Facebook account to watch the premiere, though you do need to be signed into an account to set a reminder and post comments or reactions.

Meet our Graduates

View the Graduate Booklet by clicking the icon above.

Thank You to our College Partner

Graduation Program

Welcome
Lubna Mir, Year Up Intern at Bank of America

Graduate Keynote Address
Adetomiwa Coker, Year Up Intern at InspirEDU

Awards Presentation
LaTasha Andre, Interim Site Director & Associate Director of Program, Year Up Greater Atlanta

Keynote Speaker
Coriya Burns Falker, General Sales Manager at Radio One

Presentation of Certificates
Year Up Greater Atlanta Program Team

Alumni Oath
Amber Ikpe, Year Up Graduate 2017, Data Analyst/Project Coordinator at ITSMF

Janice Lindsey, National Director of Alumni Relations, Year Up

Closing Remarks
LaTasha Andre, Interim Site Director & Associate Director of Program, Year Up Greater Atlanta

In Memoriam
Sharonda Holmes, Former Site Director, Year Up Greater Atlanta

Kristopher Johnson, Year Up Graduate 2018

Featured Speakers

Lubna Mir
Year Up Intern
Bank of America

Coriya Burns Falker
General Sales Manager
Radio One

Adetomiwa Coker
Year Up Intern
InspirEDU

Letter from the Site Director

Dear Summer 2022 Graduates,

What a special day it is! On behalf of myself and Year Up Greater Atlanta, I’d like to congratulate each and every one of you on your great accomplishment! The most rewarding part of my role is in seeing the growth and journey to graduation. Today marks the end of this journey and the beginning of another.

Nearly a year ago, you made the decision to join Year Up. We often talk about your ‘why’ and the contributing factors that kept you motivated, engaged, and dedicated to the program. I know it was your excitement during the enrollment stage, your academic contributions, your desire to continuously learn, and your drive as you transitioned to the Internship phase. I know that your journey and pursuit of greatness was intentional, and your hard work and GRIT is what brought you here. I celebrate you for that!

Year Up is a MOVEMENT. This movement is dedicated to closing the opportunity divide, and positively impacting the lives of young people across this country. Here in Atlanta, our goal is, and always has been, to provide a strong foundation for our scholars. As you begin your careers or continue your studies, I know that you’ll be well prepared to lead in your perspective fields and BE the movement.

As you reflect on your year at Year Up, I hope that you will find meaning in your experience. I am proud to say that you are indeed E.P.I.C. (empowered, professional, in-demand, career-ready).

Although you’re graduating, you will always be a member of the Year Up family. I encourage you to stay connected and give back by supporting our programs through alumni engagement. I am confident that as you embark on your next adventure, the path you blaze will continue to close the Opportunity Divide.

Congratulations to you, Summer 2022 YUGA Graduates.

Sincerely,
LaTasha Andre
Interim Site Director, Year Up Greater Atlanta

Latasha Andre
Interim Site Director & Associate Director of Program
Year Up Greater Atlanta

Alumni Oath

I PLEDGE that as a member of the Year Up National Alumni Association, I will continue to uphold and promote Year Up’s mission and core values. I will strive for excellence and realize my potential. I will use my time and talents to contribute to the success of Year Up, its students, and its alumni. I will take action in the movement to close the Opportunity Divide. I take this oath freely, as a promise to lift while I climb, and to be a lifelong ambassador of Year Up.

Thank You to our National Sponsors

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