“In the Summer of 2022, I had the amazing opportunity to work at the Mel Blount Youth Home in the social media field. Throughout my experience, I learned so much while being able to use my prior knowledge from my Media Studies & Production degree. I now can say this opportunity helped lead me to my current role as a Social Media Intern for the Pittsburgh Steelers.”
Taylen King, Internship program
“It meant a lot,” Kenny Pickett said of the MBYLI Steelers Rookie Camp. “I came out here my freshman year at Pitt. To come out here as a rookie, came full circle. It was awesome to be out here with the guys and play some football, tell some stories.
“I think it’s awesome Mel stays involved with the organization and the guys give back. The whole rookie class was great today. Huge shoutout to the kids that came out. We had a blast with them. A lot of laughs. Went through a lot of drills, had some fun at the end. Had a good lunch conversation with the kids. It was a great day overall.”
“I learned tools to be a man and how to carry myself as a man. I prospered and did well.”
“My family will forever be grateful to Mel Blount for tapping into Jasmyn’s potential and empowering her to live a meaningful and purpose driven life.”
Mrs. McMillan, mother of Jasmyn
“You gave me the discipline that I seriously lacked as a kid and the boys in your home now need the same thing. You and your staff are great Americans, to shape broken boys and mend them into fine men of character is very hard to do, but you and your staff do it every day. I owe you a debt of gratitude for the man that I have become.”
Aaron Lee Westfield Nestor, Sergeant, United States Army
“The staff here at MBYH really tries to plant a good seed to rebuild self-respect in the kids here. Honestly, I am touched by all the staff. They all inspired me to do better. Don’t settle for less, strive for the best.”
A Former Resident
Jasmyn is an individual with multiple exceptionalities who has a deep and profound love for horses all because of Mel Blount! At the age of four Mel placed Jasmyn bareback on a horse and with him by her side, she rode fearlessly.