Middle School Partnership Program (MSPP)
A comprehensive afterschool program featuring basketball skill development, academic enrichment, positive coaching and mentorship.
Through a partnership with eight middle schools in North Philadelphia, the Middle School Partnership Program (MSPP) provides 240 middle school aged boys and girls with a comprehensive after school program featuring basketball skill development and gameplay, academic enrichment, positive coaching and mentorship, and healthy meals with nutrition information. This program is offered twice a week after school at the student-athletes’ respective schools and every Saturday at a central location. During the educational component of the program, it is PYB’s goal to grow our student athletes’ mathematical skills through NBA Math Hoops and to stimulate their critical thinking and leadership and advocacy skills through the analysis of social justice modules. On Saturdays, our student-athletes participate a leadership development workshop.
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, the team...read more