Basketball has been a culturally iconic force in the lives of Philadelphians and their communities, from city playgrounds, school gymnasiums, churches and recreation centers, to major college and professional venues. And while young boys seem to have an abundance of opportunities to play the game and reap the off-court benefits of building habits and traits of sportsmanship, self-control and civility, teamwork and resiliency, the “playing field” is not level for young girls.
PYB has a unique opportunity to impact the lives of females through HoopHers, an inclusive, female-based program with the goal to empower young women and address the challenges female athletes face. We realize there is a strong constituency of female professionals who are eager to mentor young girls and connect with other like-minded women. Motivated by our programmatic success to date, HoopHers is a safe space made to empower young girls through sport and off-court resources.
HoopHers Fall Session will run from October 12th to December 16th, 2021.