With an extensive background in the social impact/youth development sector, Mr. Partheev Shah has been a fantastic addition to the PYB board. Born in Michigan, but growing up in Lansdale PA, and attending North Penn High School, Shah has always called Philly home. Shah attended the University of Michigan undergrad where he majored in business and is an avid fan of all things Wolverine athletics. After college Shah moved to Chicago where he worked for Huron Consulting Group, advising higher education and healthcare clients on operational and strategic issues. After great success both professionally and socially at Huron, Shah met his wife at Huron, Shah moved to NYC where he was a Senior Portfolio Associate at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. There he assisted grantees in developing and executing growth plans, improving program quality, and strengthening organizational capacity. Currently, Shah is the VP of Strategic Partnerships at Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL). Shah oversees all efforts related to the development and execution of its technical assistance and licensing model. Shah currently living in Havertown PA lives happily with his wife and his two kids.

Goals for PYB:

The main goal for Shah is to continue to engage the youth as much as possible, creating programming and experiences that can positively impact kids’ lives. As explained by Shah, “PYB does a fantastic job blending on the court/ off court programming and continues to drive engagement in the community. There is an incredible need for youth engagement, and youth development, PYB strives to give the youth as many opportunities to succeed as possible.” Shah is also excited about the great strides PYB has made in the measurement and evaluation of data in the ever-growing youth development sector.

Favorite moment at PYB:

Shah has many favorite moments during his time at PYB, but one moment that stood out was his visit to the HoopHers program. Shah had the opportunity to speak to one of the young ladies and her dad during his visit about how she got involved with the program. He explains, “The dad spoke so passionately about the program and the very scarce amount of programming designed solely for youth girls in Philadelphia. Seeing a dad talk so passionately about PYB, and his excitement level for where PYB is going was a very proud moment.”

Favorite Travel Spot:


Actor to portray yourself in a movie:

Liam Hemsworth

NBA player with a similar game: 

Horace Grant—a similar style of play both defensive minded, scrappy rebounders. Also, it doesn’t hurt that Shah used to wear similar style rec specs to Horace Grant, and his friends still remind him of that fact to this day.

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