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Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX: Denise Dillon

Title IX, arguably one of the most significant pieces of civil rights legislation in America’s history, reached its 50th anniversary in June. Throughout the year, the Collaborative will highlight the significant contributions of Philadelphia women who have left their mark on the sports world and in the lives of many. This month’s feature is Denise […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX: Ameena Soliman

To celebrate this historic anniversary, the Collaborative will continue to highlight the significant contributions of Philadelphia women who have left their mark on the sports world and in the lives of many. This month’s feature is Ameena Soliman, Philadelphia Eagles Pro Scout. Ameena Soliman’s relationship with sport developed while watching football with family and friends […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX: Isabel Bohn

To celebrate this historical anniversary, the Collaborative will continue to highlight the significant contributions of Philadelphia women who have left their mark on the sports world and in the lives of many. This month’s feature is Isabel Bohn, founder and executive director of the Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports. Growing up in Germany as a […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX: Deirdre Kane

To celebrate this historical anniversary, the Collaborative will continue to highlight the significant contributions of Philadelphia women who have left their mark on the sports world and in the lives of many. This month’s feature is West Chester basketball icon, Deirdre Kane, former West Chester women’s basketball coach. Deirdre Kane is the winningest basketball coach […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX: Dr. Nikki Franke

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 on the sports world and in the lives of […]

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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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