Our goal is to focus the children’s attention in our community from the lure of substance abuse, crime, and truancy towards positive hands on activities that are fun and educational. Through these various endeavors it is our belief and has been our experience that our children will excel in mind, spirit and body. It is incumbent upon us to continue to invest in our community and in our children.
History of CPN
1991: CPN was founded
1991 to 1996: CPN operated out of the YMCA 52nd & Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia
1996 to 1997: Relocated to Salvation Army 57th & Market Streets in Philadelphia
1997 to Present: Relocated to Sayre HS 57th & Walnut Streets in Philadelphia
Concerned Parents Network is a year round developmental and instructional youth sports program. We work with boys and girls between the ages of 3 – 14 years old.
We run Developmental League & Competitive AAU Basketball (Boys &Girls), Instructional/Developmental & AAU Competitive Cheerleading (Girls only) programs.
CPN is a FAMILY ORIENTED organization and as a result we are requesting the following
FIVE REQUIREMENTS to encourage support of your child and to help us succeed in attaining
1. Parental Support
An adult MUST be present to support their child at each of their games. Do not leave
your child in the gym without letting the front desk know when you are coming
2. VOLUNTEERISM (is the life blood of this organization!)
We ask that each parent donate 12 hours of their time over the 6 months our league
is in operation.
a. Suggestions for volunteering include, but are not limited to:
- Team mom (which fulfills all of your volunteer hours)
- Concession stand
- Being in charge of one of our events, ex: poetry slam (which will
also fulfill all of your volunteer hours) .
3. Concession Donation
We ask that each participant (child) donate either snacks or beverages to the
concession stand at least twice during the course of the 9 weeks of games.
- NO OUTSIDE FOOD PERMITTED INSIDE THE GYM. (Your donations to
the concession stand are an exception to this rule).
4. Support CPN endeavors
Our efforts in fundraising (raffle), philanthropy (canned food drive, MLK day of
service), and CPN events (opening and closing ceremonies, poetry slam, ABC
5. Good Parental Conduct
Parents set the example for the children; Please be mindful of what you say and do.
Absolutely no fighting or profanity!!! Encourage your child; don’t scold!
The referee is always right….please do not scream at him.
Your kids are excited, be excited with them, be your Child’s biggest cheerleader.
This is why YOUR PRESENCE is very important (see requirement #1)