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Employment Matching Award

PbS believes stable and fulfilling employment serves as a bridge back to community and adult life when youths leave facility care. To promote work opportunities and experiences while youths are in custody, the PbS Employment Matching Award will match up to $1,000 of what five selected youths earn from July 1 - Sept. 1, 2017. The winners will receive the funds upon release.

2017 PbS Employment Matching Award

Applications were accepted during the month of June. Youth eligibility criteria:

  • Be a resident of a PbS state or county facility or program at the time the application is submitted,
  • Be employed between July 1 - Sept. 1, 2017 and
  • Submit a completed application, including both youth essays, one staff recommendation and proof of employment and savings during that time.

The 2017 application period has closed.