Empowering youth through mentorship, education, advocacy, and exposure.
Serving local and surrounding Pittsburgh communities, students, and families.
Enriching students’ educational, social, cultural, and workforce experiences.
WHO WE ARE
Ahead of its time and punching above its weight, Youth Enrichment Services (YES) formed in 1994 to create hope out of hopelessness, paint a bright future out of uncertainty and give young people from inner-city and urban communities a portrait of themselves as successful, empowered, and confident leaders. With YES’ mentorship, our young people go on to become leaders among their peers, and within their schools, homes, and communities. Read More »
young people served through YES programming.
years of dedicated service to local communities, students, and families.
has been invested in youth wages and stipends.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
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YES provides socially and economically at risk youth the opportunity to achieve success through participation in mentorship, education, and enrichment programs.
YES seeks to empower communities to become their own best resource.
Every student matters and there are no throw away children. This means any and all youth facing hardships, limited access to vital resources, or a desire to be a part of an intentional community are welcomed into YES.
WHAT WE DO
The heart of YES is a spirit of mentorship and students. Our students remain our most valuable asset and resource – they guide our project curriculum, direct our focus, and lead our youth activities. By leveraging their unique skills and abilities and centering their voices, YES has created a formula for success that influences community growth, economic prosperity, and student-driven leadership. YES' model has been vetted and has thrived for nearly three decades. Our student successes and outcomes are a testament to the important work we do to change the lives of young people and families in the region. The work continues.
WHAT WE PRODUCE
"YES helped me with managing my money, time, and the ability to work with others even if we aren’t friends. It’s helped with expanding my network and how prepared I am to work in other places."
MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT JUDGE
"I’ve had the privilege of working with Youth Enrichment Services for several years now. The accessibility and quality service it provides are exactly what parents and students need. It is an honor to work with YES to uplift, empower, and address the needs of the community. YES is an asset to the City of Pittsburgh and hopefully can be the blueprint of quality service for communities throughout the country."
PARENT OF YES STUDENTS
"From the moment we met the staff our anxiety eased — everyone was so supportive, welcoming and nurturing. Over the next weeks, I saw incredible growth in Lidia’s confidence, in her independence, and her awareness of the city outside of our neighborhood. The camaraderie with peers and the many amazing field trips she experienced opened her eyes to new perspectives on the world. Thank you for providing this valuable community resource and your commitment to the positive development of our youth."
WHERE TO LOCATE US
YOUTH ENRICHMENT SERVICES
6031 Broad Street #202
Pittsburgh, PA 15206