MISSION & VISION
Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB) leverages the iconic game of basketball to deliver life-changing opportunities and experiences. Built of, by, for, and with the communities we serve, PYB provides a safe, nurturing environment for young people to build the skill-sets and mindsets they need to succeed on the court and in their education, careers, and lives.
We envision a Philadelphia in which all youth are supported, empowered, uplifted, and thriving. As a leader in youth self-determination and workforce development, PYB will play a key role in fulfilling this vision and driving sustained, positive, generational change in the lives of young people and our communities.
OUR CORE VALUES
Our values are the shared principles and beliefs that guide our actions and provide a compass for all of our decisions. Our values draw inspiration from the three-word phrase – “Voice, Value & Visibility” – that is an established part of the PYB lexicon and represents what we honor in all members of our community. We will use community agreements to further derive the “ways of operating” that define PYB.
We believe all young people deserve to be heard, to feel valued, and to be seen.
In late 2023, we completed a robust strategic planning process that includes 6 main goals:
Expand, diversity, and deepen our high-quality, impactful programming to serve an exponential number of program participants once our center is fully operational.
Ensure best-in class, value-aligned people in every position across the organization.
Achieve a sustainable, thriving business model that delivers a balanced revenue mix between earned revenue and philanthropic contributions and ensure effective cost controls.
Ensure an organizational identity and PYB “way of being” that supports a thriving culture, climate and community, and commitment to equity.
Support and increase the health, vibrancy, and safety of the PYB campus.
Build, grow, and highlight the complex and unique attributes that differentiate our ecosystem.