Chertavian ’87 and Year Up To Be Profiled on ’60 Minutes’ Jan. 26

Gerald Chertavian — a member of the Bowdoin Class of 1987 and trustee emeritus of the College — has been mentoring young people for most of his adult life. Today, his Boston-based company, Year Up, provides a one-year, intensive training program for urban young adults, all aimed at building opportunity. It’s “a matter of social justice,” he told The New York Times two years ago. Chertavian and Year Up are again in the news, this time on 60 Minutes. The segment, scheduled to air Sunday, January 26, 2014, also features American Express CEO Ken Chenault ’73. Watch a preview.

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  1. It is gratifying to read that volunteering for Big Brothers while a Bowdoin student played a significant role in leading you to the helpful, supportive role you have continued to play n the lives of you people.

  2. Peter H. Dragonas, M.D. says:

    There are many formats for mentoring. The creation of The Chertavian model is a star in the Bostonh Community. Dr. Gitnick, M D, of L.A. and the generous Angelinos created “The
    Fulfillment Fund” which takes students of similar circumstances and places them in the best undergrad places, nstionally. We have had Fulfill ment Scholars at Bowdoin, now holding leadership positions nationally. These character and career building institutions are needed in every State.

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