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.
CYDNEY MACKLIN (she, her, hers)
Cydney is a native to Pittsburgh’s West End, and is a graduate of Point Park University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sports, Arts, and Entertainment Management. She also earned a Master's of Legal Studies degree from Pepperdine University’s Caruso School of Law. At YES, Cydney serves as Office Manager and is responsible for overseeing the fiscal, operational, and administrative function, and providing daily office management while working strategically, as well as intentionally, with staff to ensure organizational systems and structures are upheld. Cydney also provides assistance to our Executive Director, Dr. Dennis Jones, and to the leadership team as needs and special projects arise.
Cydney is currently studying for her LSAT, planning to take the exam in Fall of 2023.