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Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX: Philadelphia Women in Sports

Help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Title IX! June 23, 2022, will mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX, arguably one of the most significant pieces of civil rights legislation in America’s history. To celebrate this historical anniversary, the Collaborative will be highlighting the significant contributions of Philadelphia women who have left their mark […]

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November Coaches Corner: Christina Ferrara

Christina Ferrara has been coaching lacrosse for over 8 years now and currently coaches at Olney Elementary for Harlem Lacrosse Philadelphia. Christina shares that she became a coach because she wanted to share her journey and passion for lacrosse and create the same opportunities she gained while playing lacrosse for her players. She explains that […]

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The Collaborative Invites You to Join the STEM Ecosystem

The Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem is one of ninety-four national and international STEM Ecosystems, supported by the STEM Funders Network and based on a collective impact model. It encompasses the rich environment of STEM programming, education, and opportunities throughout Philadelphia. By increasing collaboration, identifying gaps in resources, and enhancing the quality of STEM education, the Philadelphia […]

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September Coaches Corner: Valencia Peterson

Welcome to the Collaborative’s Coaches Corner! Each month, we will highlight a coach from one of our member organizations and the impact they make on Philadelphia youth. Our very first feature highlights Valencia Peterson, CEO, and Founder of Open Door Abuse Awareness Prevention (ODAAP), and Pennwood High School football coach. Coach V, as her players […]

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October Coaches Corner: Jaryn Garner

For this month’s Coaches Corner, we’re featuring Coach Jaryn Garner or “Coach Jay”. Jaryn Garner is a coach-mentor at Philadelphia Youth Basketball. The St. Joseph’s graduate She coaches for PYB’s Hoophers Middle School Partnership Program. Jaryn Garner is a coach-mentor at Philadelphia Youth Basketball. She attended undergrad at Saint Joseph’s University and played basketball for […]

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The Collaborative Partners with the Office of Children and Families to Provide Sports Equipment, Curriculum, and Coach Training for Youth Summer Programming

The Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative is proud to partner with the Office of Children and Families as part of a citywide effort to re-engage thousands of youth through fun, high-quality summer programming. Through this partnership, the Collaborative will support over 50 sites throughout the city, engaging over 7000 youth in basketball, soccer, golf, and fitness/play activities […]

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Hello Insight: Sports, Check-In Tool Capturing Outcomes is Critical for Sustainable Success.

Collaborative member organizations continue to play a critical role in the lives of the youth they serve and it is vital to the continued success of a program to exhibit the positive outcomes of the work. By capturing both the number of youth served, as well as measuring SEL outcomes, member organizations can clearly and […]

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The Collaborative Partners with the Office of Children and Families to Provide Sports Equipment, Curriculum, and Coach Training for Youth Summer Programming

The Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative is proud to partner with the Office of Children and Families as part of a citywide effort to re-engage thousands of youth through fun, high-quality summer programming. Through this partnership, the Collaborative will support over 50 sites throughout the city, engaging over 7000 youth in basketball, soccer, golf, and fitness/play […]

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Members of the Collaborative Work with the Office of Children and Families to Offer Summer Programming for Philadelphia Youth

As an intermediary organization supporting nearly 60 sports-based youth development nonprofits throughout the city, The Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative is proud to support our member organizations who will be providing 5-weeks of summer programming in conjunction with the efforts of the School District of Philadelphia and the Office of Children and Families. The Collaborative is […]

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Sports-Based Youth Development Promotes Social-Emotional Learning Growth

A recent study released by Laureus USA and the Allstate Foundation shows that sports-based youth development (SBYD) programs play a significant role in fostering critical social and emotional learning (SEL) skills necessary to succeed in school, careers, and life. The study found that substantially more young people in SBYD programs develop SEL skills than those attending non-sports programs, […]

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QUESTIONS OF QUALITY with Dr. Tiffany Berry, the Claremont Evaluation Center

Dr. Tiffany Berry received her PhD from Claremont Graduate University in Developmental Psychology & Evaluation, specializing in the development of intrinsic motivation among youth who participate in after-school programs. Dr. Berry’s research stems from her experience evaluating educational programs that aim to improve developmental and educationally significant outcomes among children and adolescents. She has established […]

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Strengthening the Sports-Based Youth Development Sector with Measurement and Evaluation

PYSC firmly believes in the importance of measuring what you do. We expect our members to always work towards better evaluation methods, and we speak with our members about their program goals and outcomes and how they track progress. Our partners at Temple University’s School of Sport, Hospitality, and Tourism Management have shared their expertise in program evaluation […]

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