Launched in 2019, the Beat the Streets Academy aims to prepare student-athletes for success both on and off the mat. This application-only program provides free-of-cost resources such as SAT prep, one-on-one tutoring, and Training Center practices.
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Open to dedicated middle school and high school student-athletes across all five boroughs, the Academy teaches the skills necessary to succeed in wrestling, graduate high school, and pursue post-secondary study. Beat the Streets serves youth of color from low-income backgrounds, who statistically are more likely to face barriers to graduation and college entry.
WHAT WE DO
HOW IT WORKS
The Academy meets year-round after school, on weekends, and over school breaks. Academy student-athletes receive additional practice time and support including life-skills and college readiness workshops, college visits, travel competition opportunities, social events, and more. The program is structured around 10 Academy Days, which are full-day leadership workshops featuring group activities, discussions, and guest speakers.
All BTS Academy seniors receive a monetary scholarship to support college tuition and fees. In the summer, Academy student-athletes learn from Olympic athletes and coaches who are hired exclusively for the BTS Academy summer camp.
At the beginning of the school year, all BTS coaches and staff members must undergo an annual background check and participate in the "Safe Sport" certification training.