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Program Staff Profile – Eric Worley February 25, 2016

Eric Worley, a member on PYB’s founding committee, shared with PYB a little bit about himself, his rich basketball roots, and his strong involvement and feelings regarding PYB. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Eric attended Central High School and is a graduate of West Chester University and Gwynedd-Mercy College. A member on the WCU men’s basketball team, Eric had a standout career from ’93-’98 and is part of the university’s athletic hall of fame. Upon graduation, Eric worked in the…

X’s & O’s – Inaugural Column by Kenny Holdsman, Co-Founder, President & CEO February 24, 2016

Philadelphia Youth Basketball, Inc. was established eight months ago by a group of passionate, capable, and diverse leaders. The “tie that binds” PYB together is the belief that the culturally and historically iconic game of basketball in Philadelphia has a unique power and potency in the lives of urban young people. When coupled with positive coaches and mentors, academic supports, leadership and character development opportunities, and health and wellness access, the game can be a catalyst for significant social impact….

PYB Pilot Program Update – February 2016 February 24, 2016

In conjunction with Temple University’s College of Education and Temple’s Athletics Department, 80 girls and boys from four North Philadelphia middle schools-Jay Cooke Elementary, Paul L. Dunbar School, James G. Blaine Academics Plus and William D. Kelley School-are currently engaged in PYB’s dynamic Middle School Partnership Program. The experience is designed to help students grow as student-athletes and active responsible citizens through an innovative program consisting of basketball, skill building and game play, positive coaching and mentorship, homework help and…

PYB on the Radio! February 23, 2016

Our program staff, board and leadership have made several appearances on the radio over the past few weeks.  Check out a few of our segments to learn more about PYB and what we are currently up to:

Photos from PYB Launch Press Conference February 22, 2016

The Philadelphia Youth Basketball official launch press conference on December 3, 2016 featured a number of PYB supporters including Mayor Jim Kenney, Dawn Staley, Aaron McKie, Fran Dunphy, Steve Donahue, and more! See the photo set below:

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