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YES Partners with Whole Foods Market to Support Camp FEWI (Female Empowerment and Wellness Initiative)

Urban Elementary and Middle School Girls gather for Wellness, Sports and Fitness Program

For Immediate Release:  July 10, 2019

Youth Enrichment Services (YES), a local non-profit focused on enrichment, education, and mentorship, was formed in 1994 to empower families to become their own best resource and to give inner-city youth a portrait of themselves as successful, empowered, and confident individuals.  The heart of YES is a spirit of mentorship that places students at its center and elicits them to tap into their most valuable connection: each other.  In doing so, YES peer mentors drive project curriculum, guide program focus, direct youth activities, and encourage peers.  

 

YES is putting its mentorship model to the test this summer by providing young girls from the Pittsburgh community an opportunity to engage in various sports alongside YES peer female mentors at Camp FEWI (Female Empowerment and Wellness Initiative). 

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In Other News

Youth Enrichment Services Named Champion in Action
Citizens Bank, WPXI-TV, Trib Total Media and Pittsburgh Cares provide $35,000 funding, public relations and volunteer support.
 
By Carmen Lopez, January 30, 2019

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.

 

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.

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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. 

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Pittsburgh-area students tackle community challenges in Learn and Earn Program
“The goal is to help young people develop a spirit of advocacy, awareness and action.”  
— Denise Jones, Program Director at YES.
 
By Jamie Martines, August 16, 2018

Martell Reese wants to change the world.

 

And he's starting in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood.

 

Reese, 14, of East Hills, spent the past six weeks examining the factors that contribute to crime in Homewood. Along with three teammates, he surveyed over 40 Homewood residents in an effort to highlight the factors community members think would help to improve public safety.

 

"It shows that people do care about their community," Reese said. "And maybe they can change the world with us.

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YES recognized as a Champion of Learning
“At the Consortium we often talk about the importance of hope and the need for every one of our kids to believe they have a wonderful future in store for them.”  
— Mary Kay Babyak, Executive Directors.
 
By Patricia Sheridan, April 7, 2018

As one of several finalists, YES received the Champions of Learning Community Award for its two-decades of community outreach. YES was especially honored for creating unique enrichment opportunities that transcend the classroom and that empower youth to redefine, rewrite, and reaffirm their own livelihoods and embrace their natural role as social agents of change in their respective communities. 

For more information about the award from the Consortium for Public Education, please click here ».

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YES Receives ACHD Lead Mini-Grant
YES received grant funds from the Allegheny County Health Department to conduct an education campaign on lead exposure and to continue lead investigative research in East End communities with youth researchers.
 
By Theresa Clift, January 4, 2018
The Allegheny County Health Department has awarded nearly $44,000 in grants to help 10 Pittsburgh-area organizations raise awarement about the risks of lead exposure. 

For more information on the award and grant from the Allegheny County Health Department, click here ».

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