Quotes from 2019 winners
A lot of people I have met feel discouraged about college after they are sentenced to a juvenile facility. I have been in placement multiple times and I still got accepted to the school that I want to attend. Hopefully my story will inspire people to still pursue their dream."
-M.W., one of the winners of the 2019 PbS Scholarship Award
I want to work with at-risk youth. I want to be a worker in a place like this because I’ve been there.”
-E.N., one of the winners of the 2019 PbS Employment Matching Award
My transition back to society will be difficult because I lack family support. My mother is fighting breast cancer and I haven’t seen my father in three years. I have been incarcerated for nearly five years so I have nothing to come home to and any amount of money will be used resourcefully.”
-J.M., one of the winners of the PbS 2019 Reentry Award
A testament to perseverance