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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MAY 25, 2021
YES Announces Partnership with the Western PA Diaper Bank to Bring Awareness to the Issue of Period Poverty
PITTSBURGH, PA - May 25, 2021: The Western PA Diaper Bank (WPDB) is providing local awareness to the global issue of Period Poverty by observing Period Poverty Awareness Week during the week of May 24th through May 30th.
The Western PA Diaper Bank acts as a trusted community-based organization, including diapers, adult incontinence products, and period supply items. According to WPDB’s Co-Founder and Executive Director, Cathy Battle, “We recognize the importance of period products in ensuring the health and providing economic stability and thus distribute period products through various channels to residents in our region. Our staff and volunteers served on the front lines of Western PA’s COVID-19 pandemic response, helping families in our communities weather the crisis.”
According to national surveys and research studies, one in four individuals struggle to secure enough period supplies to meet their needs each month due to a lack of income. Those who have experienced period poverty cannot provide these monthly products for themselves, exacerbating the vicious cycle of poverty by forcing menstruators to withdraw from daily life, losing pay, or missing educational opportunities.
JULY 10, 2019
YES Partners with Whole Foods Market to Support Camp FEWI
PITTSBURGH, PA - July 10, 2019: 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).
This year, YES is excited to announce that it is partnering with Whole Foods Market to sponsor 30 girls to attend Camp FEWI. With support from Whole Foods Market’s Pittsburgh, South Hills, and Wexford stores, girls from the East End area of Pittsburgh will participate in a unique sport and fitness program featuring lacrosse, field hockey, tennis, and golf.
The YES and Whole Foods Market partnership will offer Pittsburgh’s minority and underserved female youth an opportunity to experience, explore, and embody active healthy and pro-social lifestyles.
“Caring for our communities is a priority at Whole Foods Market, and we are committed to supporting local causes that are important to our neighbors in the Pittsburgh area,” said Casey Dill, Whole Foods Market Pittsburgh Store Team Leader. “We deeply admire the work Youth Enrichment Services is doing to foster supportive, positive, and healthy lifestyles for young girls in the community through its Female Empowerment and Wellness Initiative.”