gerald chertavian


[cambridge, ma]

ceo/founder of yearup

origins of yearup:

Uploaded on Feb 13, 2012

As a recent college graduate, Gerald Chertavian was introduced to his 10-year-old “Little Brother,” David Heredia. David’s situation and the friendship that developed between them inspired Gerald to found Year Up.

we are wasting so much talent in a country (world) where we have no one to waste


a member of the World Economic Forum’s Youth Unemployment Council.

His 2012 book, A Year Up, is a New York Times best seller.


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Gerald Chertavian is a social entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Year Up, founded in 2000, an intensive one-year education and training program that serves low-income young adults ages 18–24.


so imagine yearup ness – in the city (city wide) .. and as the day (24/7)..