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2017 Corporate Internships Program July 31, 2017

This summer Philadelphia Youth Basketball held its second summer Corporate Internship Program. Seven corporate interns from various colleges and universities joined us for a summer of challenging work where they grew as young professionals and hopefully had some fun along the way!   From their first day on June 5th, the interns have been immersed in PYB’s mission lead day-to-day operations. While each intern was focused on a different component of the organization, such as social media, special events, or donor…

X’s and O’s by Kenny Holdsman – July 2017 July 31, 2017

Philadelphia Youth Basketball at its core is a basketball based youth development organization. However, we also believe that we have a unique ability to add value to the work force and community development goals of neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. As a startup about to enter its 27th month, we also rely heavily on the passion, talent and dedication of emerging leaders across a range of demographic and skill set categories. Like last summer, we are in the midst of a camp…

“Back Board” Member Profile – Greg Seltzer July 31, 2017

Board Member and Budget and Finance Committee member, Greg Seltzer, has been an integral part of Philadelphia Youth Basketball’s (PYB) growth from Day 1. When PYB first started in June of 2015, Greg was one of the first people chosen to lead our mission. John Langel, PYB’s Chairman of the Board and former partner at Ballard Spahr, shared the opinion that Greg would be a strong candidate for a position on PYB’s Board of Directors. Board Member and Budget and Finance…

Staff Member Spotlight – Jayla Greene July 31, 2017

PYB Coach, Jayla Greene, is a few weeks away from wrapping up her second summer with Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB). Growing up Jayla played basketball for Philadelphia Triple Threat’s AAU team, where we played for PYB’s Program Director and Co-Founder, Eric Worley. She recounts how everything came together, “Eric came to me expressing that there was a really great organization that I needed to be more involved with, and I decided to join.” It sounds simple; however, Jayla has dedicated…

Collegiate Summer Camp Series Highlights July 31, 2017

On July 31st, PYB will host its last Collegiate Summer Camper Series week at La Salle University. Thus far, PYB has run 5 weeks of dynamic, fun and transformative camps at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia University, St. Joseph’s University, Temple University, and Drexel University. Not only did our campers grow as students, athletes, and positive leaders, but we had many special guests at our camps to witness the growth of our student-athletes firsthand. We hosted our Quarter 1 Board Meeting…

Youth Leadership and Basketball Worldwide July 31, 2017

Did you know Kyrie Irving is from Melbourne, Australia? Or that there are over 113 international players in the NBA from over 41 countries and territories? These were some of the topics our kids learned about this past year during the Middle School Partnership Program. What used to be an American sport is now a worldwide phenomenon with players and youth basketball programs popping up all around the globe. However, as our kids have learned through articles and group discussions,…

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