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Jordyn Reynolds – 3 Year PYB Student-Athlete

As PYB celebrates it’s 3rd Birthday, the team decided to take a look back at a few individuals who have grown with PYB since it’s inception. First, we will highlight 3 year PYB Student-Athlete Jordyn Reynolds, a student at Overlook Elementary School. Jordyn is 12...

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Staff Member Spotlight: Di’anna Thomas-Palmer

Di'anna Thomas-Palmer grew up in Mt. Airy then moved to Northeast while in elementary school. Di'anna (known by "Dee" among her PYB colleague s) went went attend Fox Chase Elementary and Wilson Middle School before transferring to William Penn Charter in 8th grade...

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April Madness Recap

On Saturday, April 14th, 2018, twenty teams from throughout Greater Philadelphia filled the Palestra to play in PYB's 3rd Annual April Madness Tournament. With city-wide bragging rights on the line teams competed hard, but in the end the true winners were the...

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X’s and O’s by Kenny Holdsman – April 2018

Two weeks ago the PYB board of directors and staff team gathered for an evening retreat. We took a fairly deep dive together into a few inter-related strategy issues — the Theory of Change and desired outcomes of our programs, the creation of a holistic youth...

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MSPP Finished with a SLAM DUNK!

Year 3 of the Middle School Partnership Program (MSPP) concluded last month. We were delighted with the level of participation at each school site, the energy in the school's gymnasiums and classrooms, the engagement during the off-court, educational modules, the team...

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