In addition to COVID-19 challenges youths are facing hardships that were revealed on this panel. On Oct. 27, PbS hosted a panel of people with experience in re-entry from a juvenile facility to the community. “Creating Real Second Chances,” was a tremendous success. A special thanks to our panel of youths who received financial support from the PbS Education and Employment Foundation and a family member with experience supporting her child’s reentry. They were able to share their stories, highlighting the importance of the PbS Reentry Award, an award that assists youths financially so they do not have to go without necessities.
Youth Justice Action Month: Take Action toward helping youths succeed
Young people leaving juvenile justice facilities need help now more than ever when returning to their families and communities. In light of Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM) PbS Education and Employment Foundation is taking action by hosting our first live virtual fundraiser, “Creating Real Second Chances,” on Oct. 27, 3-3:45pm.
Register Now: Creating Real Second Chances
One year after the launch of the PbS Education and Employment Foundation, we are happy to announce that our first live fundraiser will be held on Oct. 27 3:00-3:45pm EDT. Youths need assistance more than ever while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are taking action through this fundraiser to get them the support they need.
Announcing the 2020 Employment Matching Award Recipients
2020 marks the fourth year of the Performance-based Standards (PbS) Employment Matching Award and with the support of the PbS Education and Employment Foundation we were able to celebrate by awarding more money. This application period was a little different: In addition to youths facing the realities of reentering the community without enough resources, the COVID-19 pandemic meant fewer employment opportunities were available to many youths. Thank you to all the youths and facility staff who submitted applications.
2020 Scholarship Award Recipients
Performance-based Standards (PbS) is pleased to announce the four outstanding applicants selected to receive the 2020 PbS Scholarship Awards.
The PbS Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 and as of 2020 PbS has given out a total of $30,000 in Scholarship awards.
The winners are selected based on application essays that describe how the scholarship will be used to further their education and “pay it forward.”
Youths Job Interviews
Interviews are exciting! Especially your first one. Nerves creep up a little, practice interviews begin, and then suddenly you’re at your first interview, ready to land the job. Having some items handy like slacks and a dress shirt always helps with securing a job.
What happens when these items are not easily accessible? Of course, the job search becomes more difficult. Now you might need to find a job that can overlook a professional outfit during an interview, and the embarrassment of not being able to afford interview clothing.
Caretakers are Losing Jobs
In order to get by in the world, having money coming in is a must. All 2020 Reentry Award applicants mentioned money being difficult to come across. Stress levels and priorities in a household shift when there is a lack of or serious worry about having enough money. Many young people witness the challenging decision whether to pay rent or to buy groceries when they reenter thei ...
Barriers Bigger than Ever
Imagine coming home to nothing. No clothes that fit, no wash cloths, no soap and on top of all of that you enter your community in the middle of a pandemic. COVID-19 has added to the challenges for youths leaving juvenile justice facilities by making it difficult to purchase certain items such as toilet paper and groceries. Performance-based Standards (PbS) tries to ease youth ...
2020 PbS Reentry Award Winners
The year 2020 marks the fifth year of the Performance-based Standards (PbS) Reentry Award and we celebrated by giving out more than double the awards we’ve given out in past years. This awards season was a little different: In addition to facing the realities of reentering the community without enough resources they also faced a pandemic. We received 10 outstanding applications ...
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 ...