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 work for success
Summer Work for Success (SWFS) is constructed to enhance students’ employability and workability skills through a variety of workshops and activities. More specifically, students engage in a series of sessions to explore careers, to develop interpersonal skills, and to discuss ethics, decision-making, and workplace etiquette. SWFS provides students with an understanding of the work experience and an opportunity to create supporting documentation (resumes and cover letters) that will assist students in the application and interview processes. At the program’s end, students participate in a stimulation experience, during which they interview for apprenticeships available in Summer Magic and apply their accrued etiquette skills in a formal dining experience.
Understand appropriate workplace behaviors and etiquette.
Navigate professional spaces.
Explore career interests and opportunities.
Enhance youths’ employability and workability skills.
Students Engage In:
Job Application Development
Learn and Earn participant
9th – 10th grader