We Need Your Help!

We Need Your Help!

During this holiday season, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Philadelphia Youth Basketball to help us provide opportunities to empower Philadelphia’s young people as students, athletes, and positive leaders.     For suggested giving levels...
A Day in the PYB Life of Kyle Lafferty

A Day in the PYB Life of Kyle Lafferty

Tuesday, November 14 2:00 Leave office located in Center City 3:00 Arrive at Samuel Pennypacker Elementary School 3:05 Greet PYB student-Athletes – I arrive dressed up in business casual clothing and student-athletes suspect I have a date with a nice young lady...
X’s and O’s by Kenny Holdsman – October 2017

X’s and O’s by Kenny Holdsman – October 2017

Philadelphia Youth Basketball was officially launched in June of 2015, with the stated intention of building not only a high impact program and organization, but also a world class youth basketball and education center.  Our funders and board of directors believed...
A Day in the PYB Life of Amanda Chandler

A Day in the PYB Life of Amanda Chandler

Sunday & Monday, October 15 – 16th (MSPP Preparation Days) Check the PYB instagram to see what my kids engaged in on Saturdays. Check it out HERE! Read through and select potential social justice modules for the MSPP Tuesday reading assignment. Brainstorm...
“Back Board” Member Profile – John Salmons

“Back Board” Member Profile – John Salmons

What are the formative moments that helped shape your career as a professional basketball player? I started off running track before I started playing basketball. A friend of mine asked me to run track and I said yes; I evidently didn’t know what I was getting...
The Importance of Data Collection & Measuring PYB’s Impact

The Importance of Data Collection & Measuring PYB’s Impact

At Philadelphia Youth Basketball, we take pride in providing opportunities for our student-athletes to succeed in all areas of their lives.  We are further motivated when we see our young people and their families share their positive experiences with our staff.  Most...
Staff Member Spotlight – Kyle Lafferty

Staff Member Spotlight – Kyle Lafferty

Continuous improvement. This mantra is practiced by Kyle Lafferty, PYB’s new Program Operations Coordinator. Starting as a full-time employee in September 2017, Kyle Lafferty is new to the position, but is not a new member of the Philadelphia Youth Basketball family....

X’s and O’s by Kenny Holdsman – September 2017

As the new school year begins, PYB is poised to launch its 3rd year of the Middle School Partnership Program (MSPP).  We look forward to continuing our growth by adding two additional schools and another 60 student-athletes from high need schools and communities. In...
“Back Board” Member Profile – Jessica Alexander

“Back Board” Member Profile – Jessica Alexander

PYB welcomed Jessica Alexander to its Board of Directors this July, after she had been involved with the organization for over a year. While she is one of the newest Board Members to join our team, Jess has already made a significant impact on our organization from...