How We Got Our Name
The Alexander Youth Etiquette for Success (Y.E.S.), named after Alexander Hurd, the father of Annette Hurd-Runcie, co-owner and operator of Pa-Nash Restaurant& Lounge, is a non-profit that aims to empower youth within the urban community. They do this by providing social and professional etiquette programs that will better prepare youths for their career aspirations and to become a positive influence within their community.
The Y.E.S Initiative recruits 6 young girls and boys yearly for a 12 month intensive program. It is compacted with etiquette training and empowerment seminars with credible guest speakers and successful professionals.Alexander Y.E.S. also plan to place each youth in a small business within the community where they can acquire business etiquette. With Pa-Nash Restaurant& Lounge being located in Rosedale, the hope is that this organization will build a positive platform within the community and foster these young men and women as leaders that will continue to enrich this community after each passing generation.
When Annette’s parents passed away, she chose to honor what they’ve always thought was important and that is “to always help others”. This initiative will not only help those chosen young adults, but it will help this community as a whole. Our goal is to “uplift the community 12 youth at a time”, she stated passionately