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.