Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB) was founded in Spring of 2015 by five passionate civic leaders grounded by a common purpose, to empower young people throughout the Philadelphia region to reach their potential as students, athletes, and positive leaders.
PYB has been working hard to build a high-impact and high-quality program, organization, and future youth basketball and education center, quite literally “brick by brick”.
June 2015 – Organization inception.
October 2015 – Launch of PYB’s Annual Middle School Partnership Program (MSPP) in 4 North Philadelphia schools.
April 2016 – 1st April Madness Adult Tournament Fundraiser at the Palestra
June – August 2016 – Launch of PYB’s Annual Collegiate Summer Camp Series.
October 2016 – Year 2 MSPP begins and expands to 6 schools throughout North Philadelphia
January 2017 – 1st Annual MLK weekend “Beyond Basketball” Tournament at the Germantown Friends School.
April 2017 -2nd Annual April Madness Adult Tournament at the Palestra. (Raised twice the amount of funds from the previous year!)
May 2017 – Launch of PYB’s first gender specific program, the “HoopHers” Girls Empowerment Program, hosted at the Baldwin School.
June – August 2017 – 2nd Annual Collegiate Summer Camp Series, which expanded to include 6 camp weeks at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia University, Drexel University, LaSalle University, St. Joseph’s University, and Temple University.
August 2017 – PYB partners with Marvin Kilgore to host a camp at the Barrett Playground in North Philadelphia and in Treasure Beach, Jamaica.
October 2017 – 3rd Middle School Partnership Program expands to 8 schools including 6 schools in North Philadelphia and 2 in West Philadelphia.
On Saturday, April 13th, 2019, athletes from throughout Greater Philadelphia filled the Palestra to play in PYB’s 4th Annual April Madness Tournament. With three championships on the line, teams competed hard. In the end, the true winners were the deserving young...read more