In March 2020, early school closures left many students facing what we thought would be a five- to six-month layoff from in-person schooling and peer-to-peer interaction, but as Fall 2020 approached it became clear that the pandemic would lengthen that layoff. As we enter the 15th month of the pandemic, there is ample data pointing to significant developmental trauma that young people have endured as a result of virtual schooling and the lack of interaction with peers, the effects of which we have seen throughout our programming. Thankfully, society is opening up with the proliferation of vaccines, which means one thing at PYB: we’re getting On The Rebound!

Our fundraising goal for the On The Rebound campaign is $127,500. Combined with funding from the regional foundation and business communities, this will enable us to create effective robust, and meaningful programming over the next 12 (twelve) months!

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“We have always wanted to build an organization and program that was not just
for the community, but that was of, by, and with the community.”

#FundraisingFriday Video Series

Over the next four weeks we will share personal stories from our participants of three of our programs that will inspire. Our hope is that you will come to know us and the work we do just a little bit better, and that you’ll see that a gift to PYB is a gift that will make a difference!

Every Monday, keep an eye out for a weekly email highlighting the upcoming week. Make sure to follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for daily content throughout the week. And last, but certainly not least, join us for our #FundraisingFriday Video Series on Facebook Live every Friday at 10 a.m. to hear from voices throughout the organization as they share more about PYB in their own words!

Kenny Holdsman – June 4th, 2021

In Episode 1, PYB Co-founder & CEO Kenny Holdsman explains what is coming throughout the month of June and what On The Rebound means to him!

Lloyd Blake – June 11th, 2021

In Episode 2 of #FundraisingFriday, PYB Learning Pods Student-Athlete Lloyd talks about how our program helped him this school year. He is also joining us this summer at our Lace Up & Learn Up Summer Camp Series – make sure you go sign up now!

Elijah Hollins – June 18th, 2021

In Episode 3 of #FundraisingFriday, PYB I Am Because We Are participant Elijah Hollins talks about how our program helped him re-connect with peers during social distancing and the pandemic.

Lucy Lovell – June 25th, 2021

In Episode 4 of #FundraisingFriday, PYB HoopHers student-athlete Lucy Lovell reflects on what her life was like during the pandemic and how it changed positively after rejoining HoopHers and her Coach-Mentors!

Thank you for your support!

Updated as of June 30th, 2021 at 11:59 AM

William Borton

Matthew Bressler

Kenny Holdsman

Nixon T. Kannah

Susan Klug

Xavier Monroe

Peter Pawlenko

Max Raiken

Katherine Rutherford

Cara Scott

Geoff Schwartz

Bob Silver

Jayson Tischler & Lacy Ketzner

Diana Venezia

Dick & Daniela Voith

Glynis Braun

Hillary Gillert

Ryan Hummel

Jonathan Ketzner

Cameron Mintz

Evan Orchinik

Robert Quint

Jareth Schmehl

Craig Scott

Cindi Smith

William Tokmajian

Peter Vernon

Debbie Zumoff