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

Philadelphia Youth Basketball was officially launched in June of 2015, with the stated intention of building not only a high impact program and organization, but also a world class youth basketball and education center.  Our funders and board of directors believed then, and still believe today, that a substantial and holistic center is needed to create transformative experiences for thousands of deserving young people. In both the physical and metaphorical sense, “space and place” matters a lot.  The climate and…

A Day in the PYB Life of Amanda Chandler October 31, 2017

Sunday & Monday, October 15 – 16th (MSPP Preparation Days) Check the PYB instagram to see what my kids engaged in on Saturdays. Check it out HERE! Read through and select potential social justice modules for the MSPP Tuesday reading assignment. Brainstorm fun activities and lesson plans that will get the students out of their seats to engage with the material. Create agenda and lesson plan for Tuesday’s MSPP classroom session. Tuesday, October 17th (MSPP Day 1 – Week 2)…

“Back Board” Member Profile – John Salmons October 31, 2017

What are the formative moments that helped shape your career as a professional basketball player? I started off running track before I started playing basketball. A friend of mine asked me to run track and I said yes; I evidently didn’t know what I was getting myself into because once I started running, I absolutely hated it. I was about 6 years old. From there, that same friend asked me to play basketball; I said yes again. I absolutely fell…

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