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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 Update: Collegiate Summer Camp Series Announcement March 29, 2016

PYB is pleased to announce the upcoming Collegiate Summer Camp Series to take place on the campuses of Philadelphia’s universities and colleges: Philadelphia University, La Salle University, Drexel University, Temple University, Saint Joseph’s University and Girard College. One additional site will be announced shortly. This summer camp builds upon the year-round pilot program that PYB has been conducting for the past two months through the partnership of Temple University’s College of Education and Temple Athletics. This current program serves 80…

Amanda Chandler and Bobby Rowan – Program Member’s Profiles March 29, 2016

Amanda Chandler and Bobby Rowan are two of PYB’s highly valued Academic Mentors within the afterschool Middle School Partnership Program. This month, Amanda and Bobby shared their backgrounds, some information about PYB’s academic programming, and their unique experiences with PYB’s student-athletes. Amanda Chandler and Bobby Rowan both serve as Academic Mentors at Jay Cooke Elementary School, one of the four middle schools located in North Philadelphia that are involved in PYB’s Middle School Partnership Program. This program serves 80 middle-school…

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