Who We Are
LeadersUp is a talent development accelerator and social enterprise that was founded to tackle high youth unemployment in America.
Since 2013, we have stood in the gap to bridge the divide between the untapped potential of at-risk young adults of color and the business challenge of finding and keeping the best talent.
Why We Exist
In the United States, there are currently 5.5 million young adults ages 16 to 24 who are unemployed and not in school. This pool of untapped multicultural talent, known as Opportunity Youth, is on one side of a widening divide that hurts America’s economy and communities.
We reflect the people we serve and align with people and organizations committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Connecting our passion through our work and stories.
The members of our board of directors bring a wide range of cross sector knowledge and expertise to drive our mission.