thumbnail image

SIM Tampa Bay is committed to improving the IT community in Tampa Bay, so we give back in both time and money. SIM Tampa Bay partners with organizations who are committed to promoting Tampa Bay as a place to live and work and to recognize and improve the pool of technology talent in the region.   

Golf Outing Philanthropic Partner - Year Up

We have selected Year Up as our philanthropic Partner for our first annual golf outing scheduled for April 1, 2019. 

Vision and Mission

Year Up envisions a future in which every young adult will be able to reach their potential.

Our 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.


Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support. Year Up works closely with local community colleges and corporate partners. They work closely with local corporate supporters to understand their needs and then develop specific programs to assist those companies in supplying much needed talent.



Currently, Year Up provides services in 28 communities nationwide with Tampa Bay being the most recent.


Year Up Results

Since its founding in 2000, Year Up has served over 19,500 young adults and provided interns for over 250 corporate partners.


  • 100% placement of qualified Year Up students into internships
  • Over 90% of corporate partners would recommend the Year Up program to a friend or colleague
  • 90% of graduates are employed and/or enrolled in postsecondary education within four months of completing the program.
  • Employed Year Up graduates earn an average starting wage of $19 per hour – the equivalent of $38,000 per year

Year Up Tampa Bay

Is planning their first class to start in February 2019. They have secured a relationship and space at the St. Petersburg College downtown campus. They are planning on having 50 students in the first class.