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Event Highlight – Girls Empowerment Program May 31, 2017

  On Saturday, May 13th, Philadelphia Youth Basketball, in partnership with Philly Triple Threat and with the help of 20 volunteers, hosted its inaugural Girls Empowerment Program. Approximately 60 middle and high school aged girls participated in the event, which included basketball skill development, competitive gameplay, and personal-development activities centered around the question of what it means to be a female student athlete. While PYB is committed to serving all young people in Philadelphia, we believe that providing gender-specific programming to the…

X’s and O’s by Kenny Holdsman – April April 28, 2017

On Monday morning’s at 10:00 am, the PYB staff team gathers for our weekly meeting.  We review a variety of “work flow” related to programming, special events, board committees, fundraising, and community partnerships.  The “meat” of the conversation is sandwiched with a quick warm-up and then a closing reflection about an area of continuous, organizational improvement. On March 20, our Program Director Eric Worley, who is also the father of two basketball playing daughters, commented in the warm-up about the disparity…

Upcoming Event – Girls Empowerment Program April 28, 2017

On May 13th, Philadelphia Youth Basketball in partnership with Philly Triple Threat will host its 1st Annual Girls Empowerment Program.  This inaugural event will focus on empowering female student athletes through skill development, health and wellness lessons, and off-court facilitated discussions. Our goal is to create an environment where women and girls can share their stories, embrace their identity as a female student athlete and continue to grow as strong leaders, students and athletes. For more information about the event…

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