PEF established the Mel Merians Young Men’s Enrichment Program in 2011 to honor the memory of Mel Merians, an Eastside High School alumna.Capture  The Young Men’s Enrichment Program began at School 9 and has now moved to School 2 with a new teacher as well as new members. The group’s new name is MOTH (Matter Observed Through Hombres). The boys explore science enrichment and personal development through hands-on interactive experiences. Since the beginning of August 2014, they have gone on several local trips including, Liberty Science Center, The Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Barbour Pond in Garrett Mountain, went stargazing at William Paterson University.  In April 2015, MOTH went on a service-learning trip to the OSA Peninsula in Costa Rica!