X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman – July

X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman – July

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. ...
PYB is Coming to South Jersey!

PYB is Coming to South Jersey!

On August 4th, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., PYB will be holding a meet and greet “briefing” about Philadelphia Youth Basketball at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, N.J.  The event will help raise awareness about PYB’s transformative mission for youth...
New Coaching Staff for Girls’ Empowerment Program

New Coaching Staff for Girls’ Empowerment Program

On the evenings of August 9th and 11th, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., PYB will be hosting a dynamic Girls’ Empowerment Program on the campus of Girard College for young women entering grades 9 through the first year in college.  Programming will include basketball...
Off-Court with NBA Math Hoops

Off-Court with NBA Math Hoops

We are thrilled to embark on a partnership with Learn Fresh Education Co. to provide our student-athletes the NBA Math Hoops game this summer. As a new addition to Philadelphia Youth Basketball’s Collegiate Summer Camp Series off-court, academic curriculum, it...
Camp Interns Join PYB Staff this Summer

Camp Interns Join PYB Staff this Summer

We are delighted to be employing a cadre of terrific students, leaders, and mentors in our inaugural corporate-based and camp-based intern program.  Our corporate-based interns are immersed in a variety of marketing, fundraising, and organization-building projects,...
Program Staff Profile – Dhaamin Stukes

Program Staff Profile – Dhaamin Stukes

As part of the educational component to our recently kicked-off Collegiate Summer Camp Series, we have included in each week a day in the classroom to teach young people about the importance of having a coach as a positive mentor in their lives. For proof of that...
Back Board Member Profile – John Langel

Back Board Member Profile – John Langel

For someone born outside the Philadelphia area, Ballard Spahr partner and Philadelphia Youth Basketball Board Chairman, John Langel, is about as intertwined with the city’s basketball community as one could possibly be since joining Ballard in 1975. He has spent time...
X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman

X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman

If you have been following PYB’s programs this past year – our after-school Middle School Partnership Program, and now our Collegiate Summer Camp Series – you may have noticed several trends, many of which are a direct reflection of our organization’s mission to...
Group Enrollment Initiative for Collegiate Summer Camp Series

Group Enrollment Initiative for Collegiate Summer Camp Series

Today we are launching our Group Enrollment Initiative for our Collegiate Summer Camp Series!   The value of teamwork is paramount both in basketball and in life, and we are eager to help play a part in fostering cohesive team and group environments in which young...