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.
Phyllis Davis - Jones
Director of Academic Affairs
Phyllis is a University of Pittsburgh graduate with a Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree in Physical Education and Master’s Degree in Education: Pedagogy. Her Master’s Thesis was on Comparative Analysis of Expert and Novice Basketball Coaches: Pedagogical Cognition.
She has several Peer Reviewed Publications including: “Model for Success: The Impact of a Grant-Funded Program on an Inner-City Girls Basketball Team” in May/June 2002; “Female Pregnancy: A case study of school age female minority athletes who became pregnant” in Spring 2007 and "More than Basketball: Determining the sport components that lead to long-term benefits for African American Girls," published in the Journal of Sport Management Spring 2012.
Mrs. Davis - Jones' professional career includes Physical Education Teacher, Conroe Education Center from 1982 – 1983 and Physical Education Teacher, McNaugher School 1984 – 1987 and Physical Education Teacher, George Westinghouse High School, 1987 – Present. She is also the Head Coach of Westinghouse High School girls’ Basketball Team.