Our Challenge

Poverty

POVERTY

Health

HEALTH

Education

EDUCATION

Crime

CRIME

PHILADELPHIA

36%%

of children live in poverty

41%%

of 6-17 year olds are overweight

44%%

of children are proficient in reading and math

474

crimes per square mile

CITY OF CAMDEN

51%%

of children live in poverty

24%%

of 12-18 year olds 
are overweight

30%%

of children are proficient in reading and math

507

crimes per square mile

Philadelphia References:
Poverty: http://www.pewtrusts.org/~/media/assets/2015/11/2015-state-of-the-city-report_web_v2.pdf
Education: https://webapps.philasd.org/news/display/articles/2209
Obesity: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dch/programs/
communitiesputtingpreventiontowork/communities/profiles/
pdf/cppw_communityprofile_b1_philadelphia_pa_508.pdf
Crime: http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/pa/philadelphia/crime/

City of Camden References:
Poverty: http://www.city-data.com/poverty/poverty-Camden-New-Jersey.html, http://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045215/3410000,13039,34007
Education: http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2014/11/camden_school_district_one_out_of_seven_students
_proficient_in_english_math.html
Obesity: http://www.cshp.rutgers.edu/Downloads/8640.pdf
Crime: http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/pa/philadelphia/crime/

Our Programs

The Sixers Youth Foundation is committed to being in the classroom and on the court in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia and Camden to provide the support and encouragement our young people need to succeed.

in the classroom

IN THE CLASSROOM

The Sixers Youth Foundation is sponsoring programs in the classroom to engage middle school-aged youth in activities that will help them develop academically, physically, socially, and emotionally.

on the court

ON THE COURT

Training neighborhood volunteers to be effective coach-mentors and providing safe places for kids to play basketball is the foundation of our on-the-court program.

Help our young people develop into the next generation of innovators and leaders.