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Using the power of sports-based youth development to enrich every child’s life.

How We’re Making a Difference

Our member organizations serve over 80,000 youth in Philadelphia

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Remember the first time you put on a uniform and were part of a team? Powerful.

So why is that powerful experience not available to ALL kids? High costs, lack of programs, lack of space, untrained coaches and leaders — it all plays a role, particularly in low-income communities.

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The Collaborative is changing all of this.

Through fostering collaborative partnerships among sports-based youth development (SBYD) organizations and city agencies, directly supporting their work with training, education, and outcome measurement, the Collaborative aims to reinvent and raise the collective bar for Philadelphia’s youth sports programming focusing on the development of the child first, the athlete second.

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