The Philadelphia Youth Network
PYN is an intermediary organization that works with cross-sector partners to expand access to services for underserved young people ages 12-24. PYN’s vision is to alleviate poverty and inequity through education and employment. PYN’s mission is to create coordinated systems which promote the attainment of academic achievement, economic opportunity and personal success. We know that Philadelphia struggles with challenges that have serious implications for not only our young people but for our city overall. Founded in 1999, PYN has always prioritized services to communities with limited resources and access to opportunity. Since its inception, PYN has secured more than $500M dollars from public and private sources and managed more than 200 contracts with community-based organizations to create high-quality opportunities for more than 160,000 young people.