Facility for Beat the Streets Chicago

Beat the Streets Chicago:  Making At-Risk Kids Champions in Wrestling and in Life

180 Engineering believes in changing the world by changing lives—one engineering candidate at a time and now one at-risk Chicago child at a time. Will you join us?

Beat the Streets (BTS) is a youth development program designed to change the lives of at-risk kids. Here in Chicago, they strive to make quality wrestling accessible to all youth, in all neighborhoods, providing positive coaching, and mentoring and enrichment. BTS is creating life champions. 

As both a youth wrestler and a Masters level USA National Champ, Joe applied the lessons he learned wrestling to establish 180 Engineering’s company values of integrity, ownership, intelligence, resilience, and scrappiness. With Beat the Streets defining their core values as accountability, gratitude, grit, integrity, and excellence, 180 Engineering and Beat the Streets are in perfect symmetry!

180 Engineering has committed to raising $200,000 of the funds needed for the new Beat the Streets facility on Chicago’s South Side. These funds will be raised via donations from individuals on this GoFundMe page, as well as larger contributions from benefactors, corporations, and foundations.

The $200,000 raised by the 180 Engineering campaign will be used to fund the build-out of the Beat the Street’s Enrichment Room—the hub for academic and life-preparedness programming—providing support to help kids excel in school and in life.  It’s exciting to think about how many kids we might inspire to pursue careers in engineering, IT, and other dynamic professions.

Our goal is to raise $50,000 from smaller donors on this GoFund me page - any contribution you could make would be so appreciated. 

If you are interested in becoming a larger personal, corporate, or foundation donor and would like more information, please contact Joe Coletta at 877-977-0377 or info@180engineering.com. Joe will be happy to answer your questions or connect you with Mike Powell , Executive Director of Beat the Streets Chicago

About BTS Chicago:
The Beat the Streets Wrestling Program (BTS Chicago)  has been dedicated to improving the lives of children and has helped hundreds of Chicago’s youth for over 20 years to build character, discipline and self-esteem through their participation in the great sport of wrestling. The BTS Chicago objective is to establish more elementary programs in coordination with the Chicago Public School league as a feeder program to the existing Chicago public High Schools, as well as more park district and youth programs in cooperation with the Chicago Park District and the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation (IKWF). As a 501c(3) nonprofit organization.

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