PbS measures and monitors facility practices by collecting and reporting data from administrative records and survey responses from youths, staff and families to provide a holistic picture of the conditions and quality of life in residential facilities, highlights the practices that are effective in promoting youths’ healthy maturation and identifies those that are not. PbS data is reported every April and October. PbS trains staff to use the information to change practices and support reforms implementing the adolescent development approach.
Applications Now Open for the 2020 PbS Scholarship Award
The PbS Scholarship Application Form is available on the PbS website. The application requires a one-page essay describing how the applicant will use their education to pay it forward, a letter of recommendation and documentation or verification of acceptance into the educational program.
Applications will be accepted from March 1 through April 30, 2020. Applications can be submitted by mail, email or online through the PbS website. Interested applicants should read the full Scholarship Award eligibility and rules. New this year is a document for youth to reference called “Scholarship Application Tips: for Youths.” To get inspired, read quotes from past winners on how this award changed their lives!