Passing the Torch


As many of you know, Nancy Peter and Wendy Palmer will be stepping down as Co-Chairs of the Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative (PYSC), effective January 1, 2016. Since 2010, we have worked to support and enhance sports programming provided to Philadelphia youth, particularly those from under-resourced populations. We have launched a comprehensive website, hosted monthly Networking Seminars, and created collaborative projects such as "Sports for Juvenile Justice." We are pleased we could provide these PYSC resources and services, and proud of the sports-based youth development (SBYD) community that has flourished around PYSC.


At the beginning of 2016, PYSC will be re-created as its own 501c3/nonprofit, following the business plan developed by a group of SBYD executive directors, several local funders and Fairmount Ventures.  Funding has been pledged to launch the new PYSC and to support operations for three years. 


Thank you for your continued commitment, support, and passion. 



PYSC Overview

The Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative is a pioneer in the country. It augments the impact of local non-profit organizations that use sports to benefit children and youth, particularly those from under-resourced environments. PYSC is a collaborative of member organizations that offer character-building and life skills training within the framework of healthy physical development. Collectively, these groups offer a range of sports activities such as cycling, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, riding, rowing, running, soccer, squash, and tennis. By sharing ideas, combining resources, identifying common areas of need, and leveraging support, PYSC facilitates communication and cooperation between these organizations and strengthens the positive impact they have on youth, families, and communities. The collaborative also provides resources to other agencies interested in promoting positive youth development through sports activities. For a list of PYSC Member Organizations, go HERE.

PYSC also works on programs and initiatives with the following Partners:

Download a PYSC description HERE.
Download a PYSC flyer HERE