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

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  • The event will start promptly at 11:30 AM ET. We encourage you to open the Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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.

Graduation Program | Programa de Graduación

Welcome Remarks
Emanuel Morales, Year Up Intern at
Providence Equity Partners

Keynote Address
Rashidah Muhammad,
Year Up Intern at Fidelity

Awards Presentation
David Morales,
Employment Placement Manager,
Year Up Rhode Island

Stephanie Taveras, 
Student Services Manager,
Year Up Rhode Island

Virtual Procession
Nathan Kosiba,
Associate Director of Program,
Year Up Rhode Island

Alumni Oath
Marcos Morales, Year Up Graduate 2022, 
Client Services Representative,
Fidelity Investments

Janice Lindsey,
National Director of Alumni Relation,
Year Up

Closing Remarks
Emanuel Morales, Year Up Intern at
Providence Equity Partners

Palabras de Bienvenida
Emanuel Morales, Pasante de Year Up en Providence Equity Partners


Discurso de Apertura
Rashidah Muhammad,
Pasante de Year Up en Fidelity


Presentación de Premios
David Morales,
Gerente de Colocación de Empleo,
Year Up Rhode Island

Stephanie Taveras,
Gerente de Servicios Estudiantiles, 
Year Up Rhode Island 

Procesión Virtual
Nathan Kosiba,
Director Asociado de Programa,
Year Up Rhode Island


Juramento de Exalumnos
Marcos Morales,
Graduado de Year Up 2022,
Representante de Servicios de Clientes en

Fidelity Investments


Janice Lindsey,
Directora Nacional de
Relaciones de Egresados,
 Year Up 

Palabras de Clausura

Emanuel Morales, pasante de Year Up en Providence Equity Partners

Graduation Speakers

Emanuel Morales
Year Up Intern at
Providence Equity Partners

Rashidah Muhammad
Year Up Intern at

Letter From Team Year Up

Welcome to the Year Up Rhode Island Commencement Ceremony!

Dear Year Up Friends & Family,

Class of Summer 2022, congratulations on all your accomplishments during Year Up! You should each be so proud of yourself: you finished what you started, made huge sacrifices, and worked very hard to get here.  We wish you the courage to continue to grow personally and professionally, the strength to face challenges with confidence, and the wisdom to make the right choices for you and your loved ones.

Welcome to the Year Up alumni family.  In the years to come, we look forward to keeping in touch and celebrating with you.  We cannot wait to see where life and your new careers take you next. Never forget you always have a home filled with supporters at Year Up Rhode Island. 

Thank you to our community of supporters, board and Leadership Council members, corporate partners, donors, and volunteers. We so appreciate your partnership to provide access to opportunity and meaningful careers for young people.  Together, we are moving closer to our vision of economic justice for all. 

Team Year Up

¡Bienvenido a la ceremonia de graduación de Year Up Rhode Island!

Estimados amigues y familiares de Year Up,

¡Clase del verano de 2022, felicitaciones por todos sus logros durante Year Up! Cada uno de ustedes debería estar muy orgulloso de sí mismo: terminaron lo que comenzaron, hicieron grandes sacrificios y trabajaron muy duro para llegar aquí. Le deseamos el coraje para seguir creciendo personal y profesionalmente, la fuerza para enfrentar los desafíos con confianza y la sabiduría para tomar las decisiones correctas para usted y sus seres queridos.

Bienvenido a la familia de ex alumnos de Year Up. En los próximos años, esperamos seguir en contacto y celebrar contigo. No podemos esperar a ver a dónde te llevarán la vida y tus nuevas carreras. Nunca olvides que siempre tienes una casa llena de seguidores en Year Up Rhode Island.

Gracias a nuestra comunidad de seguidores, miembros de la junta y del Consejo de Liderazgo, socios corporativos, donantes y voluntarios. Apreciamos mucho su asociación para brindar acceso a oportunidades y carreras significativas para los jóvenes. Juntos, nos estamos acercando a nuestra visión de justicia económica para todos.

Equipo Year Up


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 Signature Sponsor
Thank You to our Premier Sponsors
Thank You to our Supporting Sponsor
Thank You to our Contributing Sponsors

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Washington Trust

National Sponsors

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