Opening Doors for Opportunity Youth

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Photos courtesy of Road Map Project

Eben-Ezer Yanez (center) and Freda Crichton (right) work with filmmaker Angie Bernadoni (left) from Reel Grrls on videos featuring stories of young people. The You Tube-style videos will provide information about local programs helping young adults return to school or get on a path to a job.

Several years ago, Freda Crichton, now 21, found herself floundering. She and her twin sister dreamed of entering the Marine Corps. After they finished high school in Seattle, her sister was accepted into the Marines, but Crichton was not.

A friend suggested Year Up, a one-year intensive training program is dedicated to closing the gap in opportunity between low- and high-income young people . . .

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