PYB supports low-income youth who are committed to changing their lives to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the workforce and their community. We help youth through a combination of vocational training, high school completion, counseling, and long-term support.
Bottom Line for Portland
PYB serves 200 low-income youth annually. In 2018, 95 percent of incoming students had dropped out of school; nearly 80 percent of these students completed high school at PYB and entered college, apprenticeships or the workforce. PYB students completed 18,000 hours of community service, including building four affordable homes for local families.
Andersen Construction will match the first $1,000 raised for PYB through this year’s Give!Guide.
“PYB has helped make my goals attainable, including my goal of having a career in construction. The small classes, personalized attention, and financial support all helped me overcome obstacles in a way that traditional high school never did. There’s support everywhere you look at PYB.” —Ashley, current PYB student