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

The summer of 2017 has been an extraordinary time in the life of Philadelphia Youth Basketball. Building upon the successes of two years of our Middle School Partnership Program and one prior year of our Collegiate Summer Camp Series, we are proud to report that this summer’s programming exceeded even our own expectations. Here is why: We doubled the number of participants in our Collegiate Summer Camp Series from 312 to 488. Our camp locations this summer included Chestnut Hill…

Leading with Purpose August 31, 2017

Over the last two years, PYB has built a holistic organization to serve Philadelphia’s young people with a diverse array of programs. As PYB grows one fundamental belief undergirds every achievement, that regardless of difference in economic circumstance, race and ethnicity, religion, gender, neighborhood, sexuality, or physical and intellectual abilities, every individual has value. Without this belief, PYB wouldn’t be the organization is it today. It is how everyone who becomes involved in the organization leads and lives. This belief is also the…

Staff Member Spotlight – PYB’s Young Leaders August 31, 2017

This month PYB is proud to feature four young leaders, Olin Chamberlain Jr., Ife West-Ingram, Khalis Whiting, and Cire Worley, in our Staff Member Spotlight! These young leaders have participated in our summer camps over the past two years and have shown exemplary character and skill both on the basketball court and in the classroom. This month Oline Jr., Ife, Khalis and Cire were given the opportunity to join eight PYB staff and volunteers along with 38 coaches from Philadelphia Men’s…

“Back Board” Member Profile – Craig Scott August 31, 2017

Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB) Board Member and Fund Development Committee member, Craig Scott, is one of PYB’s most passionate and dynamic leaders. Craig has an intense love for the game and an unyielding belief in the power of PYB to positively impact the lives of the young people in Philadelphia for generations. Craig’s involvement with PYB started after he received a phone call from his former high school coach, David Felsen. David had created a precursor program to PYB’s programming…

Summer by the Numbers August 31, 2017

Here is a look back at PYB’s most successful summer yet! We grew our programs to serve more kids, we grew our staff to accomplish more work, and we grew our community all along the way! We are grateful for everyone who joined our movement this summer and we look forward to using this momentum as we enter our fall and winter season.   19 new staff members! 7 corporate based and 12 camp based summer interns joined our team…

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