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The Benefits of Sports-Based Youth Development

Beat the Streets is a member of Up2Us, a coalition of sports-based youth development programs whose members use athletics to address the most critical challenges facing young people in America: childhood obesity, academic failure, and the pressure to engage in high-risk activities like gang participation and drug abuse. It has been well-documented that sports-based youth programs lead to the exhibition of positive social behaviors, sportsmanship, and moral reasoning while reducing anti-social and criminal behaviors. At the same time, that participation in sports lowers a child’s risk of dropping out of school or becoming incarcerated, it creates an increased sense of personal responsibility, social belonging, and ultimately results in greater adult career achievement.

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Career Opportunities

Top of the Podium Camp High School Counselor

Beat the Streets is looking for highly responsible individuals to be counselors at this year's TOP Camp.  These counselors will be responsible for helping create camp programming prior to camp, assist and facilitate practice and enrichment activities throughout camp, and act as a mentor to the participating middle school athletes. 

The ideal candidate will be an energetic and enthusiastic individual with a competitive background as a wrestler or coach, be well organized and responsible, communicate well with a diverse community of middle school and high school age boys and girls and coaches in an urban environment, and have an understanding of the role of competitive athletics in the character development of children. USAW Coaches Membership and Background Check required.

To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter to Emma Randall (ERandall@btsny.org) by June 3rd. 

 

Top of the Podium Camp Alumni Mentor

Beat the Streets is looking for highly responsible individuals to be alumni mentors at this year's TOP Camp.  These mentors will be responsible for helping create camp programming prior to camp, assist and facilitate practice and enrichment activities throughout camp, and act as a mentor to both the participating middle school athletes and the high school camp counselors.   

The ideal candidate will be an energetic and enthusiastic individual with a competitive background as a wrestler or coach, be well organized and responsible, communicate well with a diverse community of middle school and high school age boys and girls and coaches in an urban environment, and have an understanding of the role of competitive athletics in the character development of children. USAW Coaches membership and Background check is required.

To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter to Emma Randall (ERandall@btsny.org) by June 3rd. 

Youth Program Coaches
Beat the Streets is always looking for part-time and volunteer coaches for our youth program. Teams are located throughout the city and opportunities vary in season and scope.

If you have a wrestling background and are available to help during after-school and/or evening hours, please let us know when and where you are available and send a resume to Penn Gottfried (pgottfried@btsny.org).

All coaches will be required to pass a background check as part of the USA Wrestling Membership Coaches Card screening process.

Administrative Intern
Beat the Streets is currently looking for a part-time Administrative Intern. The Administrative Intern will provide key office support, performing routine clerical and administrative duties.  As part of a small nonprofit team, the Intern will gain valuable experience and insights from multiple functional departments.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Shannon Smith (ssmith@btsny.org) with “Administrative Intern” in the subject line.

Delivery Associate
Beat the Streets is in need of a part-time Delivery Associate, who will be responsible for BTS deliveries and pick-ups including but not limited to wrestling mats, crates, boxes, and other equipment.

To apply, submit a resume and references to Ken Bigley (psalwrestling@gmail.com) with “Delivery Coordinator” in the subject line.
 

Research has revealed that youth sports programs can have significant effects on the lives of participants: reduced Body Mass Index, improved academic performance, and significantly higher graduation rates are a few of the benefits linked to engagement in sports programs. Emotional and social health follow suit: it is inspiring to see positive changes occur in a youth’s outlook, such as the shifted attitude toward body image experienced by girls following their participation in sports. While traditional sports programs foster competition with the intent to win, Beat the Streets and fellow Up2Us organizations view sports as a collaborative opportunity for positive youth development in domains extending far beyond athletics.


Beat the Streets Wrestling™ is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that uses wrestling as the vehicle through which young people achieve their full physical, cognitive, and social potential and develop into strong and effective individuals and members of the world. We work with middle and high schools in all five boroughs of New York City to provide a safe, positive atmosphere in which disadvantaged and at-risk youth can learn the essential life lessons of personal responsibility, physical fitness, education, and teamwork. 

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Matching Gift Companies

Many companies will match their employees’ charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations. These gifts are often dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will even double or triple your donation!

Below is a list of some major companies with matching gift programs. Click on the company name for information on submitting a donation, and be sure to check with your company about BTS's eligibility beforehand. This list is by no means comprehensive, so please check with your corporation’s human resources department—or run a quick Google search—if your company isn’t listed.

You make a tax-deductible donation, your employer matches (or doubles or triples!) it, and you help the kids of Beat the Streets grow through wrestling. It’s an all-around win-win!

Questions? Call us at (212) 777-5702.

Matching Gift Companies
Aetna
Altria Group
American Express
AIG – American International Group
AXA
Bank of America
Barclay's
Carmax
Charles Schwab
Coca Cola Co.
Dominion Resources, Inc.
Ernst & Young
Fidelity
Goldman Sachs
Geico
General Electric
Genworth
GlaxoSmithKline
Home Depot
IBM
ING Group
JP Morgan Chase
Kraft Foods
MKL Markel Corporation
McKesson
Monsanto
Morgan Stanley
PepsiCo
Pfizer
Philip Morris
Prudential
Sprint
Starbucks
SunTrust Banks
Universal Leaf
Verizon

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Brooklyn

Edward R Murrow High School
1600 Avenue L
Brooklyn, NY 11230

Monday & Thursday (Co-Ed Freestyle): 5-7pm
Wednesday (Girls Freestyle): 5:30-7:30 pm

On-Site Contact: Coach Mikolajczak
Phone: 917-518-8911

Manhattan

Baruch High School
55 E 25th Street
New York, NY 10010

Monday (Girls Freestyle): 6-8pm
Tuesday & Wednesday (Co-Ed Freestyle): 6-8 pm

Columbia University
Dodge Fitness Center
3030 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Sunday (Girls Freestyle): 12-2pm
Sunday (Co-Ed Freestyle): 2-4pm

On-Site Contact: Coach Hart
Phone: 347-485-2199

Trinity School
139 W 91st Street
New York, NY 10024

Saturday (Youth): 10-11am

On-Site Contact: Coach Beck
Phone: 914-815-5329

Staten Island

Michael J Petrides High School
715 Ocean Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301

Tuesday & Thursday (Co-Ed Freestyle): 5-7 pm
Sunday (Co-Ed Greco-Roman): 1-3 pm

On-Site Contact: Coach Georgiou
Phone: 917-363-3057

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Girls Freestlye 12-2 p.m. Columbia University Coed Freestyle 5-7 p.m. Edward R. Murrow HS Coed Freestyle 5-7 p.m.Michael J Petrides High School Girls Freestyle 5:30-7:30 p.m. Edward R Murrow High School Coed Freestyle 5-7 p.m. Edward R. Murrow High School
Coed Freestyle 2-4 p.m. Columbia University Girls Freestyle 6-8 p.m. Baruch High School Coed Freestyle 6-8 p.m. Baruch High School Coed Freestyle 6-8 p.m. Baruch High School Coed Freestyle 5-7 p.m. Michael J. Petrides High School

Preseason Camp

Location: Bayard-Rustin Education Complex

Address: 351 W 18th Street, New York, NY

Date: September 10-11, 2018

Time: 10 am - 3 pm daily

Winter Break Camp

Location: Bayard-Rustin Education Complex

Address: 351 W 18th Street, New York, NY

Date: December 27-29, 2018

Time: 10 am - 3 pm daily

 

Spring Break Camp

Location: Bayard-Rustin Education Complex 

Address: 351 W 18th Street, New York, NY

Date: April 22-25, 2019

Time: 10 am - 3 pm daily