East Liberty nonprofit Youth Enrichment Services Named 2019 Champion in Action
“Trib Total Media recognizes the power of the mentorship provided to young people in the Pittsburgh region by Youth Enrichment Services.”
— Jennifer Bertetto, Trib Total Media President and CEO
By Courier Editor, March 4, 2019
The New Pittsburgh Courier has learned that Youth Enrichment Services (YES), a nonprofit providing socially and economically at-risk youth the opportunity to achieve success through participation in mentorship, education and enrichment programs, has been named a 2019 Champion in Action in the category of Youth Leadership. The award, announced jointly by Citizens Bank, WPXI-TV, Trib Total Media and Pittsburgh Cares, includes $35,000 in unrestricted funding as well as promotional and volunteer support for the organization’s outstanding work, according to a release.
Youth Enrichment Services (YES) provides empowerment, experiential opportunities, academic enrichment and summer employment as positive pathways to future success. YES partners with local organizations to create synergy and generates transformative stories, national accolades and positive research outcomes.
All about me
All About Me (AAM) is primarily a mentoring, tutorial, and employability program, with specific academic and cultural activities tailored to address issues of truancy, social adaptation, and academic performance—in hopes of preparing students to be Pittsburgh Promise Eligible. To meet these goals, the AAM Program closely monitors students’ grades and attendance and conducts home and school visits to support students holistically toward promise readiness and post-secondary success.
While the primary goal of AAM is to support students in becoming Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship eligible, the underlying purposes include:
Enriching Students’ Out-of-School Time
Developing Youth Aptitudes
Connecting Youth to Workforce Opportunities
Other Program Components:
Other YES programming
Students Engage In:
Weekly success mapping sessions where they receive tailored one-on-one tutoring and academic support
Cultural and social enrichment activities
A mentorship relationship with a near-peer from local universities
Drop-in academic sessions
October – August
9th –12th grade