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Vision: Every child will have access to high-quality youth sports activities grounded in the principles of positive youth development.

Mission: To dramatically enhance the capacity of youth-serving organizations in Philadelphia to provide high quality, sports-based youth development programs to children in every community.

 

STRENGTHENING ORGANIZATIONS

By delivering support services both “on and off the field”, PYSC works to enhance the capacity of Philadelphia’s sports-based youth development organizations to provide high-quality services at a scale commensurate with community need.

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BUILDING A MOVEMENT

PYSC works to build collaborations, partnerships, and have a system-wide impact to advance and sustain the sports-based youth development sector in Philadelphia.

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ADVOCACY

PYSC measures the impact of programming, working to demonstrate outcomes that will influence and drive favorable public policy for the sports-based youth development sector.

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MEMBERSHIP

Sports-based youth development organizations, other youth services organizations, school systems, public departments, and researchers are important partners who have joined us in the important discussion of how to best serve Philadelphia’s young people.

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PYSC is constantly learning more about the impact of sports-based youth development. The ongoing research, partnership development, and networking that PYSC conducts serves to infuse the Philadelphia SBYD sector with knowledge and opportunities that make it healthier and more sustainable.

NATIONAL MODELS

A relatively new area of theory and practice, sports-based youth development is a rapidly growing field.  By understanding and working with the national leaders in the field, PYSC translates that knowledge into actionable steps to support Philadelphia’s SBYD sector.

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The Game Plan Has Changed, Our Commitment Has Not
April 20, 2020

Dear Members, Partners, and Friends,

Our team has spent a lot of time over the past few weeks thinking about how we move through this unprecedented situation, and then forward as a community. Before COVID-19, we were full steam ahead carrying out the Game On Philly! Plan with our members, partners, and other sports-based youth development stakeholders. And then everything came to a screeching halt.  

Considering the daunting number of unknowns, we are focused on what we do know

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