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United Way of the Midlands launches Young Men United

Young Men United (YMU) is an evidence-informed initiative designed to create barrier-free pathways for young Black men to reach their academic and career goals.

New to the Midlands, this initiative brings wrap-around support to college-capable male high school students of color, allowing them to enter and succeed in college and successfully enter the workforce or graduate school.

Goals of the program:

  • Increase postsecondary education attainment (2- or 4-year degree and/or trade/professional certification) for young Black men
  • Position these men for successful entry into career or graduate school through paid internships, consistent mentorship and professional skill development
  • Prevent participants’ education being disrupted due to financial emergencies
  • Retain these men in the South Carolina workforce thereby improving workforce development

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