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X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman – July July 31, 2016

As the Week 4 Camp of our Collegiate Summer Camp Series began at Temple University, I took a moment to reflect upon our participating young people and their PYB experience: It is 8 a.m. and young kids are pouring into Temple’s athletics center for PYB camp.  Some kids are walking solo or with a sibling from the subway.  Others are being dropped off by a mom, dad, grandparent, or guardian.  The returning campers are proudly wearing their mesh PYB reversible jerseys from…

Program Staff Profile – Dhaamin Stukes June 30, 2016

As part of the educational component to our recently kicked-off Collegiate Summer Camp Series, we have included in each week a day in the classroom to teach young people about the importance of having a coach as a positive mentor in their lives. For proof of that positive impact, the campers in these classrooms need only to look towards our Deputy Program Director here at Philadelphia Youth Basketball, Dhaamin Stukes. As a youth basketball coach for almost 25 years in…

X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman June 30, 2016

If you have been following PYB’s programs this past year – our after-school Middle School Partnership Program, and now our Collegiate Summer Camp Series – you may have noticed several trends, many of which are a direct reflection of our organization’s mission to empower young people as students, athletes, and positive leaders. Programmatically, we have carefully crafted PYB’s experiences to incorporate basketball skill-building and game play, academic enrichment and supports, leadership development, exposure to high-quality college campuses and facilities, and…

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