Initiating valuable discussions and engaging experts, athletes, and community members.
Co-hosted by PYB Board Member James Seth Thompson & our co-founder and current CEO, Kenny Holdsman, the Beyond Basketball Podcast – BBP for short – will feature a series of roundtable discussions with notable leaders in the community and beyond about issues of the day. The pilot season will explore topics ranging from social justice and racial equity in America to best practices in the sports-based youth development sector, always tying back to the core mission & values of our organization. Click one of the buttons below to listen on the platform of your choice, or listen directly on this webpage. Make sure to like, subscribe, and follow our social media for all the latest updates!
List of Episodes
Ameen Akbar and The Real Deal
Darrell Alston: Overcoming Obstacles to Build Bungee Brand
Reaching Communities with Delaware Valley Community Health
Craig Williams: Building PYB's 'Sixth Man' Center
Cynthia Figueroa: Helping Children and Families
Sharif El-Mekki is Creating Opportunities for Black Educators
UPenn Student-Athletes Finding Their Voice
From North Philly to a Global Leader in Diversity and Inclusion (Part 2)
From North Philly to a Global Leader in Diversity and Inclusion (Part 1)
Changing the Conversation with Converse
James Seth Thompson is Director and Head of Diverse Markets Strategy for Bernstein Private Wealth Management. In this role, James is responsible for identifying and developing relationships in diverse markets delivering investment and wealth planning advice to multicultural high-net-worth individuals and their families, business owners, institutions and not-for-profit organizations. Before he was appointed to this position in 2017, he was head of AllianceBernstein’s global insurance and sub advisory marketing.
Kenny Holdsman is the President and CEO of PYB. He has devoted the past two decades of his career to the empowerment of urban young people through education, leadership, and character development, mentorship, family involvement, and high quality opportunities both in schools and in communities. He has held senior positions in a major urban school district, a global nonprofit, and a local sports-based youth development organization, most recently serving as the President of Legacy Youth Tennis and Education (formerly Arthur Ashe) from February, 2009 to June, 2015.