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.
YES’ Ange Samosa, a QuestBridge Scholarship Recipient
For those unfamiliar with the QuestBridge Scholarship, it is an extremely competitive scholarship opportunity for high achieving youth to attend nationally-ranked higher educational institutions. Out of more than 2000 applications, YES’ Ange Samosa was selected to receive this honor and simultaneously admitted into the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences. Based on her commitment to academic and personal excellence, she will receive a full scholarship. Congratulations, Ange on this amazing honor and opportunity.
Ange is a talented and dedicated scholar who has committed to academic excellence. She currently holds a 3.95 GPA and has amassed six college credits. Ange hopes to pursue medicine and become a pediatric surgeon. In addition to her academics, Ange spends her time in the National Honors Society, Art Club, Class Council, Student Government Association, and in Leadership Academies. She is a former track athlete and soccer player. Above all else, she is kind, thoughtful, funny, and beautiful. If you see her around, be sure to congratulate this shining bright start.