In 2023, the PbS Kids Got Talent Contest entries were an amazing showcase of talent, and two extraordinary young performers from Kenneth ”Honey” Rubenstein Juvenile Center stole the spotlight with their exceptional singing and guitar-playing. The dynamic duo of Allan E. and Clifton F. not only won the hearts of the audience but also impressed the judges with their outstanding abilities. Let's dive into the captivating performance of these finalists to celebrate their passion for music and their remarkable talent.
Remarkable Duo from Ferris School Wins Kids Got Talent Contest Group Performance
In the world of talent competitions, there are moments that transcend boundaries, inspire hope, and showcase the incredible potential of young individuals. Today, we shine a spotlight on an awe-inspiring performance from Ferris School for Boys. Their original rap song not only captivated the judges but also serves as a testament to the transformative power of creativity and determination, earning them the title of winning group performance in this year’s contest.
Ferris School Named Finalist for PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award
Performance-based Standards (PbS) is very pleased to announce Ferris School for Boys in Wilmington, DE as one of the finalists for the 2023 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award in the correction category.
Drumming solo performance from Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center
Ezekiel S., a finalist from Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center, gave it his all in a beautiful drum solo. Playing with the accompaniment of the piano, Ezekiel.S displayed a wide variety of techniques, showcasing his talent and drumming abilities. It was a pleasure to watch his performance.
Stevenson House Named Finalist for PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award
Performance-based Standards (PbS) is very pleased to announce Stevenson House Detention Center (SHDC) in Milford, DE as one of the finalists for the 2023 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award in the detention category.
Congratulations to PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award Finalists and Winners
Connecting with families and ensuring young people have support in the community, recognizing and responding to trauma and creating space and programming for older youth were the focuses of the 2023 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award finalists and winners. We’ve come a long way in juvenile justice.
PbS 2023 Kids Got Talent Finalists
Rap, singing, poetry and spoken word, dancing, drumming and beat-making – those are just some of the many talents shared by the more than 50 young people from across the country who competed in the 2023 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest. The performances were amazing, moving and reinforced our need to celebrate their talents more.
Celebrating PbS Awards Night in the Big Easy
In conjunction with the annual PbS Agency Coordinators Training (ACT), the PbS Awards Night took place in New Orleans on Friday, Aug. 5, with nearly 100 guests donning their best attire to recognize and celebrate each other. Sponsored by the PbS Education and Employment Foundation, the PbS Awards Night honors juvenile justice professionals as well as young award recipients. Am ...
PbS Celebrates National Juvenile Justice Award Winners
The 2022 Performance-based Standards (PbS) annual Agency Coordinators Training (ACT) took place in New Orleans from Thursday, Aug. 4 – 6, bringing juvenile justice professionals together from states across the nation. Late Thursday afternoon, PbS staff including Executive Director Kim Godfrey Lovett and PbS Deputy Executive Director Akin Fadeyi welcomed guests at a reception i ...
2022 PbS Employment Matching Award Recipients Work Toward a Better Future
Congratulations to the 2022 PbS Employment Matching Award recipients. Established in 2017 to encourage meaningful work opportunities for young people in the juvenile justice system, this year’s 14 recipients will be awarded up to $1,000 to match their summer season earnings. The award recipients are from the five following facilities: Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facilit ...