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

The mission of Philadelphia Youth Basketball is to create opportunities for young people, especially those from families and communities without abundant resources, to reach their potential as strong students, competitive athletes, and positive leaders and citizens.  Our organizing strategy for executing our mission is to mobilize a vast array of diverse people and organizations throughout our city and region who believe in the power of basketball, positive coaching and mentorship, academic and leadership development supports, and health and wellness interventions. …

Back Board Member Profile – John Langel June 30, 2016

For someone born outside the Philadelphia area, Ballard Spahr partner and Philadelphia Youth Basketball Board Chairman, John Langel, is about as intertwined with the city’s basketball community as one could possibly be since joining Ballard in 1975. He has spent time as the 76ers chief negotiator in contract talks with the likes of World B. Free, Bobby Jones, and the great Julius Erving. He represented St. Joseph’s icon Matt Goukas’ in the deal that made him the first ever head coach…

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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