Investing in Our Youth Through Sports in North Philadelphia
Key state official visits ‘West Philly’s Main Street’ to chart a path forward
Continuing his focus on reinvesting in communities to revitalize neighborhoods, Senator Hughes guided a $2.5 million state investment to Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB) for the development of the Alan Horwitz ‘Sixth Man’ Center. Last week, along with State Representative Darisha Parker and Numa St. Louis of Congressman Dwight Evans office, Senator Hughes presented a mock check to the staff, board and volunteers of the PYB.
Once completed, the 100,000 sq. ft center in North Philadelphia will help thousands of kids and hundreds of emerging adult leaders throughout the Philadelphia region grab hold of and transform their lives in positive ways.
This haven will include five classrooms, a life skill development center, a financial empowerment engine with certified financial planning, a youth leadership and multimedia hub, a health and wellness oasis, a civic dialogue arena, seven basketball courts and more.
Founded in 2015 by a passionate and diverse group of leaders from grassroots to treetops, PYB is a cutting-edge social impact organization that serves over 1,200 young people annually.