Chief Operations Officer
Assistant Director of Programs
Special Projects Manager
Staff & Camper Experience
Partnerships & Communication
Operation & Compliance
Brandon Rodgers is co-founder and also serves as the Chief Operations Officer of the Youth Enrichment Association, Inc. He was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, but now resides in Pittsburgh. He moved to Pittsburgh in 2016 to study business and education at Point Park University, where he currently serves as a project manager and advisor to the Black Student Union. During his time at Point Park, Mr. Rodgers was hired as an Involvement Coordinator in the Office of Student Activities and Administrative Coordinator of the Campus Activities Board. He also served as President of the university's Black Student Union for two years. Outside of campus, Mr. Rodgers taught pre-kindergarten, served as an Assistant Director, Program Coordinator, Education Support Associate, and Achievement Coach at various Pittsburgh nonprofits. Through his small business, Rodgers Inc., he provides consultation services for small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and start-ups in areas such as establishment, operations, marketing/P.R., and diversity, equity, and inclusion, amongst other things.
Mr. Rodgers now has over 10 years working with youth and developing youth programs. Most Recently, he became Co-Founder and Managing Partner of BLT Restaurant Group. Mr. Rodgers likes to spend his spare time with his son, Braydon, binge-watching tv shows, and traveling with, hosting, and spending quality time with his friends and family.
Amirah Hunt is a native of Pittsburgh who has worked in the education and counseling field for the past 10 years. Amirah currently works as a school counselor for the Pittsburgh Public School District and volunteers her time as a Professional mental health counselor at the Mt. Ararat Counseling Center. Amirah is passionate about helping others see beyond their current obstacles to achieve academic, social/ emotional and career success.
Bio coming soon!
Claude Flowers is co-founder and also serves as the Executive Director of the Youth Enrichment Association, Inc. Claude is a Pittsburgh native and grew up in the Stanton Heights neighborhood. He brings over 10 years of experience working with youth in nonprofit settings and has held positions within numerous youth organizations throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Aside from youth work, Claude is a professional musician and the former Music Director at Mount Ararat Baptist Church.
Bio coming soon!
Marvin is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. His professional expertise is in voice and data network architecture. In his role he supports the UPMC Enterprise and Urban Hospitals of Pittsburgh. He also manages the Mount Ararat Baptist Church network where he also serves as a musician. Marvin holds a B.S. in Systems and Industrial Engineering, B.S. in Computer Information Science and Master of Science in Information Science. He also holds professional level certifications in Avaya, Cisco and Nokia.
J.R. Jones serves as the Social Security & Medicare Liaison to the Office of Congresswoman Summer Lee. He has committed his life to service and helping others. He is excited to be apart of the YEA Board of Directors!
Bio coming soon!