Year Up Philadelphia Program Completion Ceremony

Event Program

Whitley Denson, Program Director
Jayla Harris, Class of May 2021

Awards Presentation
Lourena Gboeah, Associate Director of Student Services

Congratulatory Remarks and Box Opening
Margaret Missy Black, Learning Coach

Alumni Oath
Ericka Holder, Enrollment Specialist, Class of Summer 2015

Closing Remarks
Whitley Denson, Program Director

Philadelphia Graduates

Sykheem Adams-Gibbons

Tajere Blackwell

Andrea Boone

Dasia Brown

Fatoumata Cisse

Alexis Downing

Jayla Harris

Prayva Hussain

Jazmin Jackson

Cameron Johnson

Erick Johnson jr

Malek Karim

Yuliia Kitkailo

William Malone

Franck Manda

Jarret Martin

Tayana Mathieu

Johnny Nunez

Caren Ologi

Suhailah Shoatz

Ibrahim Taylor

Kevin Tu

Jason Weatherbe

Brandon Williams

Ayana Wyatt

Program Director Congratulatory Remarks

Congratulations Year Up Philadelphia Class of May 2021!

Just a few short months ago, you were beginning your Year Up journey full of hope and expectations, eager to begin your professional careers. Today, we celebrate you as you have now completed this milestone in your lives! You have built a network of supporters, colleagues, and mangers—a long list of people who will be ever-present as you continue your professional career. In challenging times, you discovered ways to connect to each other and continue to pursue your goals in the virtual environment, and you have certainly set the bar high for those who will follow in your footsteps. You have proven that through hard work and a positive attitude, it’s possible to achieve anything we strive for in life. It’s a privilege to have been part of your journey, and I wish you continued success in your future endeavors.

With great admiration,

Whitley Denson
Program Director

Whitley Denson
Program Director, Year Up Philadelphia

About the Philadelphia Virtual Campus

Building on Year Up’s 20 years of experience preparing talent for the workforce, this program combines our demonstrated outcomes and best practices with new, flexible online learning opportunities.

Over the course of the program, students will receive hands-on training, real-world corporate access, a work immersion experience, and unparalleled support. At seven months long—five months shorter than Year Up’s traditional model—students will more quickly land a job at a leading company in search of top talent.

The first three months of technical and professional skills training will be part-time and primarily virtual, providing students with increased flexibility to complete their program work. Students will then have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a four-month full-time work experience at a top company.

Learn more here!

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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.

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