PYB's mission is to support young people who are committed to changing their lives to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the workforce and community.
Bottom Line for Portland
PYB has helped thousands of young Portlanders over our 26 year history. Donations to PYB help over 200 young people and their families stop the progression of generational poverty every year. Our students emerge from PYB with a high school education, a significant reduction or elimination of personal barriers, and an excellent career path.
“The way that PYB really tries to prioritize helping disenfranchised kids, people of color, queer people, women, is really important and it’s something that the trades have really needed for a long time.” -Kat, PYB Bridge student
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Communities are strengthened when diversity is honored. We have worked for equity within PYB for years, and there is so much more to do. We strive – as individuals and as an organization – to work toward dismantling systemic and institutional racism in our organization, in our personal interactions, in our decision-making, and beyond.
The team at Dregs Vodka has made a generous commitment to match the first $5,000 in donations to PYB through this year's Give!Guide.