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2020 Employment Matching Award

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is pleased to announce the Employment Matching Award is now accepting applications for 2020. PbS believes teenagers thrive when they are trusted to earn their own money. The new PbS Education and Employment Foundation allows the opportunity for more youths to earn the PbS Employment Matching Award and will match up to $1,000 of what selected y ...

How to Cope in Times of COVID-19

From a young person to a young person Dear youth, I would like to start by acknowledging that this pandemic has taken peace and certainty from you at an already vulnerable and difficult time in your life. You are a person. You deserve an education full of quality, you deserve family visits, you deserve phone calls and you deserve to have access to necessities. Unfortunately f ...

Here’s Why It’s So Important to Create Opportunities for Youth Voices to Be Heard

Speaking as a formerly incarcerated youth, my passion is to educate others on the importance of youth voice. We know it is essential to move juvenile justice reform forward, but we need to start implementing it in every sense of the word. A little youth voice here and a little youth voice there is not going to solve systemic errors, nor will it solve the problems societal press ...

PbS has been a partner in assisting this facility to become a dynamic work environment that is not satisfied with maintaining the status quo.