Heather Morris Kyer, Co-founder and Senior Principal, and Andrea Mercier, Partner Financial Services, recently participated in the Women in Technology networking lunch and guest speaker panel conducted by Year Up.
Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. They achieve this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Their holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency.
Heather and Andrea have both committed to on-going support of the program by becoming mentors. Heather says, “I am grateful for the opportunity to support the mission of Year Up. The energy and enthusiasm that these young aspiring professionals demonstrated was both invigorating and humbling. I am so looking forward to helping these deserving young people grow and prosper.”
We’re proud to support them. http://yearup.org.