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Who We Are Bound by a common purpose

The Proposition "We Got Next"

We believe that when you create opportunities for young people to develop their potential as students, athletes, and responsible engaged citizens, the individual and the community will thrive.
We know it's more than a game. Research shows that sports foster growth and development physically, academically, and socially.

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Beyond the Court It's more than a game

“Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision.” ~ Muhammad Ali

We want to help Philadelphia’s young people reach their full potential as students, as athletes, and as leaders.
The facility’s programming will include a carefully blended mix of athletic, academic, health, leadership, and character development activities. Tutoring, organizational skills, SAT/ACT prep, nutrition, sports medicine, community service, and civic engagement opportunities are examples of development programming we will offer.
If this is an idea you can get behind please:

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Read the "Complete Program Model" here

The Center The power of the place

We have begun building a professional organization and fundraising effort to construct a $25 million state-of-the-art, basketball-based youth development center in the heart of North Philadelphia. This 120,000 square foot facility will have;

8 indoor and 8 outdoor courts including a 2,000 seat indoor competition court;

An education wing with a library, classrooms, computer lab, and a community engagement center;

A health and wellness wing for strength and conditioning, and injury diagnosis, medical referral, and rehabilitation to be administered by the Rothman Institute of Jefferson University Hospital and Health System;
A healthy foods commissary with onsite food preparation and nutrition programs;
A Philadelphia Basketball Hall of Fame to commemorate the significant moments, teams, and individuals in the history of our City’s scholastic, collegiate, and professional basketball; and
An Executive Suite which is accessible to participating children, staff, and families.

View Facility images here

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Work with Us

A transformational civic project of this magnitude is completed with a broad coalition of stakeholders and advocates. The breadth and diversity of supporters coming together to make this initiative a reality is impressive. Whether you are able to volunteer and lend your time or if you would rather make a finical gift, we are looking for people to lend a hand and Join our team!

We are united by three core values:
1. A belief in creating opportunities for all children to reach their potential
2. A belief in empowering lower-income families and communities
3. A belief in the power of basketball and positive coaches in the lives of kids

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We are also a member of the United Way Donor Choice Program.
Designate your contribution to PYB by using the donor code: 52742

Contact Us We're Ready For Your Call

Contact Us

We look forward to speaking with you to explore how we can work together for the betterment of this program.

  • Phone: 215.864.8274
  • Email: info@phillyyouthbasketball.org
  • Onsite: 1735 Market Street, 50th Floor. Philadelphia PA 19103

Board of Directors

John B. Langel
Alvin Williams
Vice Chair
Douglas Young
Vice Chair
Robert Quint
Wendell Pritchett

Dr. Karen Chojnacki
William Ellerbee
Shawn Gee
David Gould
Daniel Greenberg
Valerie Harrison
Dr. Keith Leaphart
John McDonald
Albert P. Parker

Craig Scott
Gregory L. Seltzer
Nadya K. Shmavonian
Robin Thomas
Richard Voith
Lynn West
Kenneth B. Holdsman
President and CEO
Ballard Spahr LLP
The Lenfest Foundation

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