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.
SARAH LONDON (she, her, hers)
Sarah has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Work and Psychology from Bethany College in West Virginia. She obtained her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. During her master’s fellowship she worked with court-involved youth and young adults experiencing housing instabilities. She has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and obtained her License in December 2021. Sarah obtained training and certification in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Brief Intervention. Sarah has over 5 years of experience in working in the mental health field providing therapeutic support to adolescents and young adults. Her most recent experience addressed violence prevention efforts through mentorship and mental health. Her level of expertise in the mental health field will assist in providing mental health support and training to every youth who interacts with the Youth Enrichment Services Program. Sarah is passionate to ensure all youth have the opportunity to feel in control and empowered to embarq on their healing journey through connection and support. As Program Director at Youth Enrichment Services Sarah will oversee all programming and ensure that the services provided align with YES’s strategic efforts.