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 โ€” 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...
A Day in the Life of Eddie Lee

A Day in the Life of Eddie Lee

Monday, March 19th 9:15 — Arrive at PYB office located in Center City 9:30 — Catch up with everyone in the office and see how their weekends turned out. 9:45 Staff Meeting — Begin to game plan what the workweek will look like with all of the staff....
HoopHers Forum – Championship Night [3.15.18] Cherelle Dennis

HoopHers Forum – Championship Night [3.15.18] Cherelle Dennis

HoopHers, please leave your responses in the comment section below! What is the NCAA Clearinghouse and why is it important? What academic requirements do you need to qualify for DI or DII sports? How many official and unofficial visit is a student athlete allowed to...
HoopHers Forum – Week 7 [3.14.18] Kimberly Reed

HoopHers Forum – Week 7 [3.14.18] Kimberly Reed

HoopHers, please leave your responses in the comment section below! What is one word that describes your future? What is one sentence that describes how you are going to #GetIT? #IAmPYB #HoopHers #ALeagueOfHerOwn #SheGotNext