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Mastery Charter Schools Teams Up with Philadelphia 76ers’ Jr. 76ers Program 

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December 17, 2019                                                                                                                             

Mastery Charter Schools Teams Up with Philadelphia 76ers’ Jr. 76ers Program 

The partnership kicked off December 16 with a pep rally   

Mastery Charter Schools is proud to announce a special partnership with the Philadelphia 76ers’ Jr. 76ers program. The partnership will help students build basketball, academic and life skills.  

 We’re thrilled to welcome the Philadelphia 76ers’ Jr. 76ers to work with our students at Mastery Pickett. As a mission-driven organization, we feel naturally connected to their efforts to inspire and educate our students throughout our community. We want to thank both the Philadelphia 76ers and Maxwell Brown for forming this partnership,” said Sarah Kurpel, director of athletics and extracurricular programming at Mastery. 

Mastery Pickett basketball players at 76ers partnership pep rally

 The partnership kicked off December 16 with a pep rally at Mastery Charter School Pickett Campus in Germantown. The 6th grade boys’ basketball team and 10th grade mentees of the gettingtheMAXoutoflife mentoring program got new basketball uniforms, and the school got a banner to hang in the gym official recognizing the relationship with the Jr. 76ers program.  

 76ers legend World B. Free, Squad 76 and Jr. 76ers coaches attended the celebratory event.  

World B. Free at Mastery Charter Pickett Campus
76ers legend World B. Free


The partnership was facilitated by gettingtheMaxoutoflife, which provides a mentorship program for Pickett students.  

“I’m excited to have this opportunity to work with Mastery students and have the Sixers come on board and help me inspire, empower and educate these young men,” said Maxell Brown who runs his gettingtheMAXoutoflife mentorship program at Mastery Pickett Campus. “We hope to use basketball to help reinforce the importance of education, teamwork and persistence to help our youth find the greatness from within.” 

World B. Free and Maxwell Brown at Mastery Charter Pickett Campus
World B. Free and Maxwell Brown



Mastery Charter Schools and Mastery Schools of Camden form a nonprofit network of 24 schools in Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey serving more than 14,000 students in grades K-12.  Our mission is to ensure all students learn the academic and personal skills they need to be truly prepared for postsecondary success and able to pursue their dreams. Read more at 


The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the most storied franchises in the National Basketball Association, having won three World Championships, earning nine trips to The Finals and making 49 playoff appearances over 70 seasons. The Philadelphia 76ers organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property. 


Maxwell Brown captivates audiences – young and old – as he shares how his years of incarceration can be linked to the decisions he made as a teenager, and then he helps you see how your thinking controls your actions, behaviors and outcomes. You will walk away from his workshops with a clear understanding that our choices carry consequences and of the innate power each of us has to change our destiny and achieve our dreams.