Thank you for joining the virtual Year Up Pittsburgh graduation ceremony!

View the Year Up Pittsburgh Graduation Video Here

THANK YOU!

Thank you for attending Year Up Wilmington’s virtual graduation ceremony!

We hope you enjoyed celebrating this milestone moment with the graduates who made up our Class of Summer 2021 and their families! As we saw, our graduates delivered on Year Up’s mission to close the Opportunity Divide—the gap that exists between many young adults in our community and the economic mainstream.

Missed the event or want to re-watch it?

You can click here to view the recorded livestream at the Year Up Wilmington Facebook page. 

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

Year Up Pittsburgh Facebook

  • The event will start promptly at 11:00 AM ET. We encourage you to open the Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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 Employer Partner

Graduation Program

Welcome
Poe Myint
Year Up Intern at BNY Mellon

Lisa Dyas
Site Director, Year Up Pittsburgh

Graduate Keynote Address
Chree Smith
Year Up Intern at BNY Mellon

Awards Presentation
Lisa Dyas
Site Director, Year Up Pittsburgh

Alumni Oath
Poe Myint
Year Up Intern at BNY Mellon

Closing Remarks
Lisa Dyas
Site Director, Year Up Pittsburgh

Keynote Speakers

Poe Myint
Year Up Intern at
BNY Mellon

Chree Smith
Year Up Intern at
BNY Mellon

Remarks from Our Site Director

Summer 2022 Graduates, it is such an honor to come together to celebrate your accomplishments. This is your day.  

One year ago, you made a commitment to yourself. You knew that you had the drive and the talent. You knew that with a little support and an open door, you could soar in a corporate internship. Now look at you. You’ve put in the work, sacrificed your time, and put in late nights to be prepared. You took the steps necessary to make it all happen. You persisted, you succeeded, and you earned it.  

On behalf of the Year Up Pittsburgh staff, I want to share how proud we are of you. When you reflect on your year, we only set the runway; you flew the plane. You made it to graduation because you demonstrated the grit and determination that success demands. And in my mind, that means that the world is yours for the taking. Be proud of your accomplishment. We are proud of each of you.  

Finally, remember that your time with Year Up is not over. You are part of a larger movement to close the Opportunity Divide in this country. Your continued success paves the way for others. Prospective and current students are looking up to you; volunteer, be a guest speaker, provide feedback to an intern, and continue to lift while you climb.   

Thank you to our partner BNY Mellon, supporters, families, and friends for your commitment and unwavering belief in the potential of these young adults. Together, you have made Year Up Pittsburgh successful, and we are grateful.   

With great admiration,

Lisa Dyas
Site Director, Year Up Pittsburgh

Award Winner

Cornerstone Award
Zip Code Wilmington

Special thanks & recognition to Mikaila Akeredolu

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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