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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

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…

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…

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