Empowering young people as students, athletes, and positive leaders.
Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB) is a dynamic sports-based youth development organization with a mission to create opportunities for young people to reach their potential as students, athletes, and positive leaders.
PYB is an inclusive, mission-driven nonprofit organization made up of individuals from across our city and region who share a belief in the power and potency of basketball when purposefully blended with:
- positive coaching and mentorship,
- academic enrichment,
- health and wellness, and
- leadership development opportunities.
We are coaches, educators, community builders, civic and business leaders, parents and dreamers who genuinely believe that every child, everywhere, has value and deserves access to high-quality athletic, academic, and leadership opportunities.
We believe that our program, organization, and future Youth Basketball and Education Center will create measurable social impact in the lives of kids, families, and communities. As such, we have language to make sure people immediately recognize that whenever they hear, see or interact with us, that they know we are committed to ours kids success as students, athletes, and leaders.
Eric Worley is a staple in the Philadelphia Basketball Community and a vital member of the PYB Team. As a co-founder of the organization and the Director of Programming, Eric has an intense passion for the game and an innate awareness of the need in PYB programming...read more