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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.