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.
RICHARD MCCLAIN (he, him, his)
Student & Family Engagement Specialist
Richard (Rich) was raised in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA and is a graduate of Schenley High School. He is currently attending ACI Learning to obtain his certifications in Information Technology. Richard also served 5 served years in the United States Navy and is now a proud veteran. During his time on deployment and previous work experiences, he developed a great desire to help the people around him conquer their goals and chase their dreams. Rich has a passion for mentoring, coaching, and educating youth which is fulfilled with his daily duties as a Student and Family Engagement Specialist. Most of his time is devoted to visiting homes, schools, and developing and maintaining relationships with their families. Rich believes education is key and enjoys having a positive impact on young people’s successful academic progression.