Delivered by passionate coaches and academic mentors, our program creates opportunities for young people to fully develop as students, athletes and positive leaders.
For over four years, Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB) has devoted itself to building a relevant and impactful youth development and community empowerment organization. For PYB, relevancy means inclusive and authentic programs that are transformative, and create opportunities for young people to grow intellectually, socially, civically, and athletically. Our program models infuses the iconic game of basketball with holistic academic modules that are taught by passionate, well-trained coaches and academic mentors. We believe our program model empowers young people to develop more healthy and positive relationships with their education, peers, adults, community and future trajectories. Our program model continues to be improved by the entirety of our program staff, the majority of whom have come from the same communities as our young people. The involvement of indigenous leaders from Philadelphia ensures that we have a high degree of voice and influence from the exact communities in which we seek to serve.