PYSC April Update
Member Focus: 
Philadelphia City Rowing

Ph iladelphia City Rowing brings together students from public and charter schools in communities otherwise excluded from the sport to form a rowing team. Their coaches start with basic fitness and swimming instruction before building rowing skills, and finally preparing their students to row competitively. The students receive academic support , nutrition and environmental education, and practice goal setting to complement their athletic growth. Philadelphia City Rowing coaches make sure their students are always ready for their next race, and for college and careers too. See more about their incredible work here:  
PYSC and Community Schools | PYSC

This week the Mayor's Office of Education hosted a meeting with members of their staff, Community Schools Coordinators, and PYSC Member organizations to explore opportunities for sports-based youth development (SBYD) programs in current Community ...

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From the Mentoring 101 Workshop
PYSC Members participated in Mentoring 101 with Mentor Independence Region, working through light-hearted and serious challenges to mentoring young people. The drawing here shows a caring mentor with a big heart and an open mind, willing to give you a "kick in the butt" when needed!
Upcoming Events
This year the Philadelphia Coaches Conference will take place on Tuesday, May 15th. PYSC is covering registration for any coach at a PYSC member organization to attend. Contact Jessie at for registration instructions.
The School District of Philadelphia's newly appointed Board of Education will host listening sessions beginning this month for community members to meet and share views with the Board. Click here for information on attending listening sessions.
Our partners at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are hosting a behind-the-scenes tour and reception on May 15th from 6-9pm to share the the latest innovations in pediatric orthopaedics . Members who are interested in attending this tour and reception should contact Jessie at by May 1st.
The OST Initiative recently announced SEPTA Key has introduced the Partner Program - an online purchase website and distribution process for organizations that currently buy SEPTA fare products.The new Partner Pass products can be purchased in bulk for future distribution as they are not activated until first used on SEPTA. When you elect to join the Partner Program, you will be able to begin making advanced purchases for the following fares: Two Transit Trips or One-Day Convenience Passes. Click  here for a demonstration link , contact information, as well as a step-by-step guide to setting up your partner portal.  
Ongoing Youth Development training in the community:

Youth Mental Health First Aid: free 8hr training resulting in 3-year national MHFA certification. Click here for upcoming dates.

Trauma 101: Become Trauma Aware: a 2hr course to enrich participants' understanding of the nature of trauma. Upcoming course on May 23rd.
Next Quarterly Meeting : May 18th from 8:30-10:30am.
Click here to reserve.