We at PYN fundamentally believe that to achieve a future filled with economic growth and opportunity, young people must have access to high-quality experiences that prepare them to meet the needs of the region's and nation's employers.
The Philadelphia Youth Network's (PYN) success in creating opportunities for young people is built on a collective impact model, grounded by intermediary principles and maintained by a successful convening of partners.
Intermediaries stand at the crossroads of opportunities. By connecting schools, investors, public care systems, community based organizations and communities, our role is to make it easier for adults and systems to impact the lives of Philadelphia's young people.
PYN convenes diverse stakeholders - including employers, city agencies, youth-serving organizations, philanthropies and community members –to identify institutional barriers facing young people and build scalable solutions for youth that benefit the entire community.
Our 15 years of experience designing, nurturing and sustaining cross-sector approaches demonstrate its unique, valuable role in improving education and employment outcomes. To that end, we organize our work around four core functions:
Utilizing our collective impact model, we have accomplished a lot alongside our partners Together, we have leveraged funds and increased our impact, particularly in the following areas:
At PYN, we believe there are plenty of good reasons to be optimistic about our city's collective abilities to prepare young people for successful futures.
Our well-established approaches reflect both research and experience and help us achieve our goals. We are the managing partner of several collaborative efforts dedicated to improving educational and economic outcomes for youth including Project U-Turn and WorkReady Philadelphia.
We know that knowledge is power. At PYN we strive to ensure all of our partners are equipped with the information and data they need to be successful.
Reports and data of interest to practitioners and policy-makers on youth workforce development and related topics.
This toolkit serves as a comprehensive set of resources for hosting WorkReady participants at your office or workplace. It includes tools and resources, program-specific information, and all the forms and references you'll need to develop a quality work experience.
In addition to the resources we have made available throughout this site and the services we provide through our existing grants, we offer training and technical assistance to other organizations, agencies and municipalities across the country and internationally on a fee-for-service basis.
For more information, please call Stephanie Gambone at 267-502-3726 or send her an email.