PYSC actively seeks out the work, models, and research of national leaders in the SBYD sector to learn from them and to incorporate their ideas into the Philadelphia landscape.

Information on the national leaders in sports-based youth development can be found here:

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LA84 Foundation

The LA84 Foundation is a nationally recognized leader in support of youth sport programs and public education and advocates for the important role sports participation plays in positive youth development.

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The Aspen Institute, Project Play Initiative

Launched in 2013 by the Sports & Society Program, the initiative convenes thought leaders from the realms of sports, medicine, media, business innovation, government and philanthropy at roundtables, televised town halls and other events where dialogue is advanced and breakthrough strategies are identified, shaped and scaled.

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Laureus Sport for Good Foundation

In over a decade of supporting Sport for Good programs, Laureus has measured their improvement of young people’s social skills, self-confidence, physical fitness and educational attainment.