We have begun forming work groups to continue the cross-sector collaboration which made the Task Force successful. These work groups will tackle a different priority laid out in the Task Force report, including
advocacy. You can read and share the Task Force report and executive summary at
GameOnPhilly.com. Questions about how we're bringing the Task Force recommendations to life? Email us at
PYSC Honored at US Open Squash Championships
SquashSmarts presented the
2018 Distinguished Youth Service Award to Beth Devine, Executive Director of PYSC, and Ann Marie and Terry Horner of the Horner Foundation Monday at the US. Open Squash Championship.
Click here to read the full story.
Member Focus: Youth Mentoring Partnership
Youth Mentoring Partnership grew from the belief that students will succeed if they practice perseverance. Angela Duckworth's research on Grit is at the core of their fitness and mentoring curriculum, emphasizing effort in lieu of athletic ability.
By challenging students to set SMART goals and helping them push past the point where they want to quit in the gym, YMP teaches students to set their sights higher in all aspects of life and be ready for challenges along the way. YMP staff and volunteers mentor students in P.E. classes across the city as well as through partner programs, including other PYSC member organizations! See more about their incredible work here: http://youthmp.org/
On November 8th PYSC is hosting
Effective Nonprofit Governance, a workshop by
The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University exploring everything from basic legal responsibilities of board service to best practices in governance. We invite members to send a leader from their staff and a leader from their board to maximize the impact of this workshop. Members can
click here for your free reservation.
Healthy Minds Philly hosts free Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) certification classes, designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.Click here to see upcoming course dates, and receive a 3-year national certification upon completion.
Up2Us has opened their annual
Call for Partnerships, including the opportunity to host an
Up2Us Coach. Find region-specific opportunities at
homecourt.up2us.org or sign up for a
webinar on partnership opportunities.
PYSC's next Quarterly Meeting will be in December! Date to be announced.