Middle School Partnership Program (MSPP)
MSPP is a comprehensive after school program, which combines academic enrichment, basketball skill development, and positive coaching and mentorship to empower young people as students, athletes and positive leaders in their community.
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.
Dear Friends of PYB, June 1, 2019, marks the beginning of the 5th year of operations for Philadelphia Youth Basketball, and we are proud to report that the start-up phase of building a robust and relevant organization has been achieved. This foundational work, which...