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.
JASMINE DAVIS (she, her, hers)
Manager of Academic and Mentoring Programming
Jasmine is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania where she received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education Services. Her undergraduate studies led her to join City Year and Teach for America Dallas - Fort Worth where she served and taught for 7 years. While teaching, Jasmine pushed her students beyond their known limits and encouraged them to embrace success. She brings this same mantra and approach to YES as she pours into and learns from young people. This is the driving force that challenges her to adapt, establish and instill her core values, and show up daily. As a product of Pittsburgh Public Schools, Jasmine leverages her personal ties to the communities YES serves in her role as the Manager of Academic and Mentoring Programming. Overseeing YES’ academic and mentoring initiatives, Jasmine helps youth discover their self-identities, actualize their own power, and become agents of transformational change.