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.
2018-2019 MSPP School Recruitment Information
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PYB is dedicated to serving all young people throughout the Philadelphia region, an overwhelming majority of whom come from under-resourced families and communities. During our MSPP, we partner with Title I, public schools with few after-school programming and no organized sport teams. All expenses considered, it costs PYB approximately $25,000 per school site to run the 20-week program. PYB offers the program free of charge to the schools and our student-athletes’ families; therefore, we rely heavily on sponsorships to provide meaningful support to implement MSPP year after year.
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Eric Worley is a staple in the Philadelphia Basketball Community and a vital member of the PYB Team. As a co-founder of the organization and the Director of Programming, Eric has an intense passion for the game and an innate awareness of the need in PYB programming...read more