Seizing Opportunity Beat the Streets Philadelphia has given me opportunities to achieve on the mat, in the classroom, and in the work environment. I feel more confident about my future due to taking advantage of these opportunities. I learned many skills from my internship with Beat the Streets last summer, such as how to organize a fundraiser, improving my social skills, and learning about what it takes to run a business Beat the Streets also provided tutoring that helped me get into a private school that will better prepare me for college. I am currently wrestling at The Phelps School and doing well on and off the mat. In the classroom this past year I improved my GPA from 3.0 to a 3.7. In addition to tutoring, Beat the Streets provides me with opportunities compete with the top guys at their offseason practices and tournaments. I’m grateful for the opportunities I have had, so I like to give back by volunteering at Beat the Streets during my school breaks to try to help others achieve their goals.
James Mangan is the Executive Director of Beat the Streets Philadelphia. James comes with a depth of experience from all...Read More »