About Us

Beat the Streets Philadelphia was founded on the principle that all children have the potential to become productive citizens when provided the proper support. This belief has endured since the establishment of our first program in 2009 located in the city of Camden, NJ.

About Us

Beat the Streets Philadelphia was founded on the principle that all children have the potential to become productive citizens when provided the proper support. This belief has endured since the establishment of our first program in 2009 located in the city of Camden, NJ.

Our Mission

Beat the Streets Philadelphia (BTSP) is a sports-based youth development nonprofit that is committed to fostering the holistic growth of student-athletes living in at-risk under-served communities. BTSP implements mentoring, academic support, and wrestling programs throughout the greater Philadelphia region as vehicles to ‘Positively Alter Life’s Trajectory.’

Core Values

Grit

The ability to persevere with passion in the face of adversity

Compassion

To understand & empathize with the struggle of others

Service

The belief that everyone has the power & responsibility to create change

Team

A diverse group of individuals working toward a common goal

Awards and Recognition

Guide star seal of transparency john wanamaker athletic award WAWA hero award

Our Staff

James Mangan

Executive Director

jmangan@btsphilly.org

Ben Reiter

Mentoring Director

breiter@btsphilly.org

Dan Altomare

Wrestling Director

daltomare@btsphilly.org

Anita Foley

Bookkeeper

afoley@btsphilly.org

May Bethea

Program Development Associate

mbethea@btsphilly.org

Brandon Slay

Coach Development Associate

Felecia Wong

Penn Practicum Consultant

Tony Tolbert

Up2Us Mentor Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

Employment

Portfolio Manager, Credit Opportunities, Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, LLC

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1992-1997)

Employment

Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder, Centiva Capital, LP

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Pennsylvania Grapplers Club Board Member)

Employment

Portfolio Manager, Centiva Capital, LP

Education

US Air Force Academy, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1996-1997), Northwestern University, MBA

Employment

Head Trader, Brahman Capital

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1996-2000)

Employment

Securities Trader, Susquehanna International Group

Education

Drexel University (Member of Wrestling Team 1997-2000)

Employment

Co-founder Secretary Press and New Draft Collective, Faculty Bard College

Education

Lehigh University, BA Fine Arts and Marketing & Bard College MFA Advanced Photographic and Video Studies

Employment

President, Lockton Philadelphia

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University, BS Computer Science and Information Systems

Employment

Private Wealth Relationship Manager, The Rohr Group, Merrill Lynch B of A

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1991-1995)

Clinton Matter

Board Chairman

Employment

Portfolio Manager, Credit Opportunities, Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, LLC

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1992-1997)

Edward McBride

Board Vice-Chairman

Employment

Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder, Centiva Capital, LP

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Pennsylvania Grapplers Club Board Member)

Brian Hamlet

Board Treasurer

Employment

Portfolio Manager, Centiva Capital, LP

Education

US Air Force Academy, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1996-1997), Northwestern University, MBA

Brett Matter

Board Secretary

Employment

Head Trader, Brahman Capital

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1996-2000)

Kirk Fullerton

Board Member at Large

Employment

Securities Trader, Susquehanna International Group

Education

Drexel University (Member of Wrestling Team 1997-2000)

Michi Matter Jigarjian

Board Member at Large

Employment

Co-founder Secretary Press and New Draft Collective, Faculty Bard College

Education

Lehigh University, BA Fine Arts and Marketing & Bard College MFA Advanced Photographic and Video Studies

Chris Keith

Board Member at Large

Employment

President, Lockton Philadelphia

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University, BS Computer Science and Information Systems

Gary Baker

Board Member at Large

Employment

Private Wealth Relationship Manager, The Rohr Group, Merrill Lynch B of A

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1991-1995)

Advisory Board

Employment

President, Post Brothers

Education

Drexel University, BS

Employment

Head Wrestling Coach, University of Pennsylvania

Education

University of Pennsylvania, BA

Employment

Fordam Prepatatory School, Mathematics Teacher

Education

Fairleigh Dickenson, MAT, BS

Employment

CEO, Delaware Valley Floral Group

Education

Penn State University, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1976-1980)

Employment

Credit Analyst, Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, LLC

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 2010-2015)

Matt Pestronk

Employment

President, Post Brothers

Education

Drexel University, BS

Roger Reina

Employment

Head Wrestling Coach, University of Pennsylvania

Education

University of Pennsylvania, BA

Steven Traendly

Employment

Fordam Prepatatory School, Mathematics Teacher

Education

Fairleigh Dickenson, MAT, BS

Jack Chidester

Employment

CEO, Delaware Valley Floral Group

Education

Penn State University, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 1976-1980)

Andrew Lenzi

Employment

Credit Analyst, Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, LLC

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS (Member of Wrestling Team 2010-2015)

Our Supporters

None of this would be possible without the generosity of our donors. Understanding that resources are finite, BTSP strives to use those resources as efficiently, responsibly and intelligently as possible. Organizationally, we are humbled by the generosity of our supporters and recognize our fiduciary responsibility to produce results through our program’s efforts.

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