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This Way Ahead program helps to close the ‘Opportunity Gap’

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At Gap Inc., we care deeply about youth. And when we hear that more than ever, many young people are neither working nor in school, we want to help in real, tangible ways.

Gap Inc.’s This Way Ahead program, our signature youth mentoring program, was highlighted in a Huffington Post article about how best to help young people through providing jobs and education.

We’re proud to say that more than 1,000 youths that have participated in This Way Ahead since its inception. Of those who interned, 75 percent have been offered permanent part-time jobs. 

Gap Inc. plans to expand This Way Ahead to two additional cities, for a total of five, by 2015.

Read more about the program.