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.
Summer study for success
Summer Study for Success (SSFS) is the pinnacle of YES’ summer programs and is the most comprehensive, competitive and intensive academic opportunity for youth. This program exposes students to research and career exploration, alongside practitioners and experts in the fields of: Sport Science and Health, Business and Entrepreneurship, African American Studies, and Culinary Arts and Nutrition. SSFS is designed to enhance youths’ research, critical thinking, writing, and presentation skills. Students attend Friday research development workshops, during which they learn research methodology and generate their own research questions, hypotheses, data collection methods, and survey protocols. Students extrapolate their findings, synthesize their results into poster presentations and present their work before distinguished panelists. Students’ community-based research projects are supplemented by their weekly experiential learning classes, facilitated by their instructors.
Enhance youths’ research, critical thinking, writing, and presentation skills.
Hone students’ curiosity and academic interests.
Collect, analyze, and report data accurately.
Students Engage In:
Social and Cultural Outings
Research Development Sessions
Annual Research Symposium
July – August
Learn and Earn participant
Advanced Summer Scholar
9th – 12th grader