The Task Force on Sports-Based Youth Development has culminated in a report of recommendations to ensure all of Philadelphia's young people have access to quality sports programs. The report will be released on June 27th at a celebratory press conference with Mayor Jim Kenney.
To fulfill the recommendations of the Task Force, PYSC has launched Game On Philly! - a five-year campaign that aims to give all 240,000 school-age children in Philadelphia the opportunity to participate in sports-based youth development programs.
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Help us get the word out about Game On Philly! Our Digital Media Guide gives suggestions on how to share Game On Philly! with your networks and provide images you can use. Be sure to use #gameonphilly
Coming soon: the best Philly sports sweepstakes ever.
To support the recommendations of the Task Force, PYSC has partnered with
Prizeoto create the biggest and best Philadelphia sports sweepstakes ever. By making a donation, big or small, to support youth sports, you are entered to win the grand prize of VIP experiences with the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, Union, and 76ers. The Prizeo campaign will open on June 27th; visit
gameonphilly.com to enter.
Member Focus: Philadelphia Youth Basketball
Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB) applies the values of the game of basketball to enable young people—especially those from under-resourced communities—to develop their potential as students, athletes, and positive leaders. PYB offers three core programs: the Middle School Partnership Program, Collegiate Summer Camp Series, and HoopHers/ Girls Empowerment Program, that balance basketball skill development, game place and academic enrichment. Their emphasis on academic enrichment extends beyond the classroom by encouraging young people to develop critical thinking skills and their voice to become positive leaders in their community. PYB primarily offers programming for middle school aged student-athletes, but has established roots throughout the community by hosting adult basketball tournaments, pop-up workshops and fundraising happy hours, and many more fun event that all members of the community can join. See more about their incredible work here: https://phillyyouthbasketball.org/
Data Pilot for 2016-2017 Program Year | PYSC
PYSC is committed to supporting research to prove impact. We launched a pilot project in data collection this year to see who PYSC Member organizations are serving. Download the full report:
Congratulations to PYSC members Kensington Soccer Club and Beat the Streets Philad
elphia for receiving Wanamaker Awards earlier this month for their dedication to their communities! Kensington Soccer Club received the Sports Volunteer of the Year Award, and Beat the Streets received the Robert P. Levy Community Service Award.
Click here for the list of past recipients of Wanamaker Awards, including several other PYSC members.
Save the Date: Up2Us Sports Philadelphia Coach Training Institute August 18-21 2018
This 4-day interactive professional development experience cover Levels 1 - 3 of Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD) Coach Certification. Registration will be available soon. Please contact Mariana Folco at email@example.com for more information.
PYSC's next Quarterly Meeting will be in September! Date to be announced.