We do three things

We passionately believe that all young people deserve high-quality experiences in educational and out-of-school time settings and that intentionally designed programs, age-appropriate and engaging activities and well-trained, caring adults play a key role in facilitating these kinds of experiences. That's why Fab Youth Philly, supports organizations and individuals that work with children and youth by focusing on improving program quality and providing professional development for staff. Because we also love working directly with teens and learn a lot when we do, we also create programming for children and young adults.

SUPPORT for youth-serving & nonprofit organizations

Organizations hire FAB YOUTH PHILLY TO:

  • Align their programming with their vision, to meet grant deliverables and carry out their mission statement

  • Assess and improve program quality

  • Establish and facilitate Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

  • Model for, coach and assist program staff in creating high quality programs and experiences for youth

  • Help shift organizational culture by enhancing or establishing structures for on-going professional development

  • Create curricular materials and train staff how to use them effectively

  • Develop and facilitate retreats

  • Design and coordinate small to mid-size conferences

CONNECT youth development professionals

The Center for Youth Development Professionals is our newest initiative (launched fall 2018) with the mission to support adults that work with children and youth ages 4-24. All offerings are based on core competencies for youth workers. Find out about membership and offerings here.

Join us for the monthly the Sandbox gatherings; "not your same old, same old professional development." The monthly topics are generated by the  participants and co-facilitated by Rebecca and others.

You can find and download resources that are used and shared at the monthly gatherings on the website.


The Leadership Lab is a project with Michele Martin, Founder of The Bamboo Project. Read more here.

INNOVATE programming for children & youth

FAB YOUTH PHILLY serves as a lab in order to pilot, develop and offer programming directly to and in partnership with youth.

Since 2015, we've provided programming directly to more than 300 children, teens and young adults (and counting!).

Programming emphasizes opportunities to be exposed to and develop leadership, civic-engagement, arts, creativity and workforce development.

Click on the link above to learn more about all of the youth programming, including the Play Captain and Safety Captain Initiatives offered through FAB YOUTH PHILLY.