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.
The 2022 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest is Now Open!
Performance-based Standards (PbS) is pleased to announce that the 8th annual Kids Got Talent Contest is now open! This contest is such a joy for our team and every year, we are impressed with not only the talented youths but the staff that support their creative abilities. We always enjoy hearing about programs holding their own talent contests as incentives for young people or educational programming dedicated to developing a variety of skills such as music production or playwriting.
Since 2015, we have seen an incredible array of talents from comedy skits to feats of athleticism to musical performances. We encourage all youths in PbS participating programs to show off their talents, either as a group or individual act. The top solo performer will also be invited to perform at the annual Awards Night!
Submit your entries on the PbS website under Awards > Kids Got Talent
Entries will be accepted from February 1 through March 31. Finalists will be notified in April and winners will be notified in May.
Get started today by viewing last year’s montage for inspiration: 2021 PbS Kids Got Talent Finalist Montage
Congratulations to our 2021 Winners from Green Hill School and Ferris School- the latter program has produced a winning talent three years in a row!
Please contact the PbS Help Desk with any questions.
Thank you and good luck!