The Sandbox is a project of FAB YOUTH PHILLY and started in April 2013 as a monthly forum for youth development consultants. The goals of those initial meetings were to bring consultants together to increase collaboration and reduce competition, and to share resources.


Since the first meeting, the group has grown and our focus has shifted to also include other youth development practitioners, educators, teaching artists, community members, and advocates. 


The Goals of The Sandbox are to:

  • create a forum for networking, professional development, resource sharing and collaboration for adults who work with, on behalf of, and advocate for youth and under-represented communities in Philadelphia; and

  • be a laboratory for practitioners to test ideas.


Over the past three plus years, numerous attendees have: secured contracts, developed arts projects, collaborated to create new projects, tested new workshop content, facilitated (a) Sandbox meeting(s) and more!