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.
MAKIYAH PALMER (she, her, hers)
Office Administrator and Executive Assistant
Makiyah (Kiyah) is originally from Frederick, Maryland and is attending Robert Morris University to pursue her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. She was an intern here at YES in the Spring where she mentored youth, provided support for summer Learn and Earn recruitment, and supported on-site programs and services delivered to YES participants. She also worked with our Creativity Curator and assisted with Diversion billing over the summer. She was then hired full-time as our Office Administrator and Executive Assistant.
As our office administrator, Kiyah is responsible for overseeing the fiscal, operational, and administrative functions at YES. She is also responsible for providing daily office management as well as working strategically with other staff to ensure that organizational systems and structures are held.