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The Importance of Data Collection & Measuring PYB’s Impact September 29, 2017

At Philadelphia Youth Basketball, we take pride in providing opportunities for our student-athletes to succeed in all areas of their lives.  We are further motivated when we see our young people and their families share their positive experiences with our staff.  Most of all, we revel in the chance to see our student-athletes continually push themselves to reach their potential as students, athletes, and positive leaders.  These are the impacts that keep us energized as we move forward, striving everyday…

Staff Member Spotlight – Kyle Lafferty September 29, 2017

Continuous improvement. This mantra is practiced by Kyle Lafferty, PYB’s new Program Operations Coordinator. Starting as a full-time employee in September 2017, Kyle Lafferty is new to the position, but is not a new member of the Philadelphia Youth Basketball family. Kyle first became involved with PYB starting as a summer 2016 corporate and camp based intern and then again the following year, as a senior level summer 2017 corporate based intern. Being a Philly native from the Olney area, Kyle…

X’s and O’s by Kenny Holdsman – September 2017 September 29, 2017

As the new school year begins, PYB is poised to launch its 3rd year of the Middle School Partnership Program (MSPP).  We look forward to continuing our growth by adding two additional schools and another 60 student-athletes from high need schools and communities. In addition to growing our program suite, we are also collecting data in various ways to learn about our programs’ effectiveness and to measure its impact.  Under the leadership of Peter Kaffenberger, our Program Impact Analyst as…

“Back Board” Member Profile – Jessica Alexander September 29, 2017

PYB welcomed Jessica Alexander to its Board of Directors this July, after she had been involved with the organization for over a year. While she is one of the newest Board Members to join our team, Jess has already made a significant impact on our organization from helping launch our HoopHers (Girls Empowerment) Initiative to organizing a lawyers v. campers game during this year’s Collegiate Summer Camp Series. Jess has brought great passion and excitement to her role at PYB…

Academic Mentors Needed September 18, 2017

PYB is looking for Academic Mentors to join our Middle School Partnership Program (MSPP). If you’re passionate about education, the youth of Philly and hoops, please take a look! This is a great opportunity for education, social work, psychology, community or urban development, and similar majors.  $12/hr 8-12 hours per week Requirements: flexibility, dedication, positive attitude, and a general comfort level with diverse communities. Click the link below to set an interview: https://mannycrusher.wixsite.com/mysite

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