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Full Circle: Beat the Streets National Welcomes Jon Guevara

July 4, 2022By Gina PerryAfter a nationwide search for an Operations and Development Associate, Beat the Streets National is thrilled to announce Beat the Streets Philadelphia Alumni, Jon Guevara has joined our team.Jon, a former Beat the Streets student-athlete, exemplifies the very essence and impact Beat the Streets can have on today's youth. His first-hand experience with the organization’s sports-based [...]

July 4, 2022|News|

Chapter Spotlight: BTS LA + The Power of Play

June 10, 2022By Gina Perry Beat the Streets LA was joined by nonprofits First Break Academy, Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN), and the Pete Brown Jr. Tennis Program to provide a one day developmental leadership program for female youth from across California. The experience allowed ten female student-athletes from Beat the Streets LA’s Downtown Academy and San Pedro program, to participate [...]

June 10, 2022|Impact, News|

Chapter spotlight: Back in Action with Beat The Streets D.C.

May 28, 2022By Gina PerryBeat the Streets National would like to congratulate Beat the Streets D.C. for their recognition as they gained national attention for bringing varsity wrestling back to public schools in the D.C. area after a 30 year hiatus.Beat the Streets D.C. has partnered with D.C. Public Schools to bring wrestling programs back to eight schools across the [...]

May 28, 2022|Impact, News|

Athlete of the Month: Sulayman Bah

May 18, 2022By Gina PerryThis month Beat the Streets National would like to acknowledge Sulayman Bah, an 11th grader from Beat the Streets New York, as our Beat the Streets athlete of the month! Sulayman has trained with Beat the Streets for the past seven years; He is a dedicated student athlete who takes advantage of both, the mat time [...]

May 18, 2022|Impact, News|

Beat the Streets Baltimore: A Call to Action

April 24, 2022 By Gina Perry   Beat the Streets National's most recently accredited member is preparing to continue its innovative summer camp model, which integrates hands-on STEM learning experiences, but they need help to support all the interested youth. Beat the Streets - Baltimore is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The organization's executive director, Lydell Henry, is [...]

April 24, 2022|Impact, News, Philanthropy|

Beat the Streets – Baltimore Featured in “The Washington Post”

Photo: André Chung/For The Washington Post He’s bringing Baltimore youths to the wrestling mats as a way to thrive By Jason Nark, The Washington Post A wrestling coach sizes up every teenager he sees — short, tall, rail thin or wide as a doorway. The ancient sport has a place for everyone. That’s why Lydell Henry was chatting [...]

January 3, 2022|News|

Beat the Streets – Baltimore Welcomed as Newest Fully Accredited Member of the Beat the Streets National Network

Beat the Streets - Baltimore is welcomed as the newest fully accredited member of the Beat the Streets National network. With this addition, they become the tenth chapter to receive accreditation. BTS National is extremely proud to have BTS Baltimore as its newest member, given their deep and rich history of impact with the youth and communities of Baltimore.“Bringing a [...]

January 1, 2022|News|

Beat the Streets Announces GearUp! Campaign

Beat the Streets is proud to announce the launch of our GearUp! campaign which aims to provide athletic gear and apparel for 3,000 young wrestlers across the country. “Making sure our student-athletes are equipped properly when they enter practice every day is so important in achieving our mission of empowering youth through the sport of wrestling,” said Executive Director [...]

October 18, 2021|News|

BTS National Hires Ben Reiter as New Executive Director

Beat the Streets National is proud to name Ben Reiter as its new Executive Director. “We are excited to have Ben on board and are expecting great things under his leadership,” said Clinton Matter, Chairman of the BTS National Board of Directors. Ben has been a member of Beat the Streets Philadelphia’s executive staff over the past five years. “We will miss [...]

September 15, 2021|News|
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