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PbS Announces 2022 Kids Got Talent Contest Winners

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Kids Got Talent contest.

The annual PbS Kids Got Talent Contest was established in 2015 to celebrate and showcase the creative talents of young people in participating correction, detention, assessment and community residential programs.

This year, PbS received over 55 entries from 63 young people in 22 different facilities. After careful review and consideration, the Selection Committee chose 12 inspiring and deserving performances as finalists.

From those 12 talented applicants, the following performances were selected as winners of the 2022 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest.

Group Winner:

• A group original song “Make A Change” from Ferris School, Delaware Youth Rehabilitative Services Division.

Learn more about this talented group and watch their performance here.

Solo Winners:

• A vocal original “Leave A Message” from Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility, Oregon Youth Authority.

Read about this emotional song and watch his performance here.

• A visual art and vocal original song titled “Take My Advice” from Long Creek Youth Development Center, Maine Department of Corrections.

 Learn more about this creative artist and watch her performance here.


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About the author

Lisa Duffy

Lisa Duffy

Lisa Duffy is a program assistant for the PbS Learning Institute. She holds a B.A. in Women’s Studies and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She has extensive experience in writing, editing, and content creation for private, healthcare, and non-profit organizations. A published novelist with three book club favorites from Simon & Schuster, Lisa’s writing can be found in numerous literary journals, print, and online publications.

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