Kid's Got Talent Finalist Spotlight: Ventura Youth Correctional Facility

Posted by Taneequa Fields
June 02, 2015

In celebration of Performance-based Standards’ (PbS) 20th Anniversary, PbS challenged facilities to step outside of the box and participate in the PbS Kids Got Talent contest.

Youths in PbS facilities were invited to submit video or audio recordings of their talents.  We were stunned by the 50 + submissions with over 70 performers.  Performances ranged from singing and dancing to video art and sports tricks.  Each and every performance was unique and entertaining.  After viewing all the entries, the field was narrowed down to eleven top finalists.  Next, the 11 finalists’ videos will be reviewed by a panel of six judges, who are professional film makers and national youth justice leaders. The winner they select will be notified at the beginning of June and be invited to perform live at PbS’ 20th Anniversary and Awards Gala Aug. 14 in Indianapolis!

PbS proudly announces Ryan D. from the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility in Camarillo, CA as a finalist! Ryan does an amazing rendition of R&B artist Babyface’s song ‘When Can I See You Again’. In the performance, he shares not only his amazing voice but his impressive skills on the acoustic guitar. Take a look at Ryan performing “When Can I See You Again”.

Thank you Ryan for sharing your awesome talents and congratulations on becoming a finalist. Stay tuned for more blogs about the finalists.