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 2019, 95 percent of incoming students had dropped out of high 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. PYB is continuing to offer its full program to students in a safely distanced manner in 2020.
Dregs Vodka will match the first $2,500 in donations made to PYB.
"Growing up was pretty hard and I didn't know why I was doing bad in school. Then I found PYB, and after my first week I saw that I was understanding things. It was the first time in my life I was actually succeeding at something and it was because people at PYB really cared." - Matt, PYB Graduate