Welcome to the PYB Voice

Philadelphia Youth Basketball is proud to announce the launch of “PYB Voice”, our new platform through which the PYB community, especially our young student-athletes, will share first-person stories about compelling personal issues that connect to sports...
An Interview with PYB Co-Founder and Program Director: Eric Worley

An Interview with PYB Co-Founder and Program Director: Eric Worley

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...
Jordyn Reynolds – 3 Year PYB Student-Athlete

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...
Staff Member Spotlight: Di’anna Thomas-Palmer

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...
April Madness Recap

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...

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...
MSPP Finished with a SLAM DUNK!

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,...

HoopHers League Championship Recap and Final Thoughts!

Not long ago, PYB’s HoopHers program was announced and in it’s first run expectations were hopeful to what the program could eventually become. A couple weeks later, the program wrapped up its very successful, inaugural season with a March Madness style...

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

For those people who believe that democracy is a contact sport to be played by active, engaged citizens, we are living in a transformative moment in our country’s history. Social progress is moving at a rapid pace as more people from various corners of our...