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OUR IMPACT

WE PROVIDE A CREATIVE OUTLET

WE BUILD LIFE SKILLS

WE SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH

WE CONNECT THROUGH AUTHENTIC MENTORSHIP

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of our seniors graduate high school

Community members served through community workshops and events every year

Youth and young adult jobs provided to our participants annually

of high school seniors apply to post-secondary education

 of program participants who return or return as youth leaders

Have a better understanding of ways to address their mental health and 

ways to reach out for help.

Youth served through direct

programming throughout the year

60

of youth display with increased financial acumen

BTO empowers black and Latinx youth who are persistently experiencing the consequences of institutionalized racism and systemic inequity to build a world where all Boston youth can live in an active, equitable, and just society, regardless of race, or socioeconomic status so they can thrive personally and professionally as resilient creative young adults.

BTO EMPOWERS

Youth who are persistently experiencing the consequences of institutionalized racism and systemic inequity to build a world where they can live in an active, equitable and just society. Regardless of race or socioeconomic status, we prepare youth for their futures  so they can thrive personally and professionally as resilient creative young adults.

BTO ENGAGES

Youth in the creative process to tap into joy, process emotions, and build resilience. Through their art, young people tell their stories and strengthen and build confidence in their voice. 

BTO INSPIRES

Youth through authentic mentorship to build connections and provide support and guidance in navigating life, relationships, academics, and the artistic journey. 

BTO HEALS

By fostering a sense of belonging and providing a safe, supportive, and stable space where they honor young people’s lived experiences and cultures and help them feel welcomed, seen, and included. 

BTO PREPARES

Young people for their futures by providing workshops on crucial life skills such as creative entrepreneurship, conflict resolution, job readiness, college prep, and financial literacy. We give them the tools and resources necessary to go out into the world and flourish in all aspects of their lives.

BTO understands that young people living in Boston experience trauma and require healing - particularly the young people they serve who grow up in neighborhoods where they experience first-hand the effects of intergenerational poverty, racism, violence, and trauma.

OUR MODEL

OUR pillars

ENCOURAGE

Healing

MEET OUR TEAM

CAMILA PAGAN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

This is the space to introduce the business’s team and what makes it special.

PROGRAMS

BTO HEADQUARTERS

634 WARREN ST. DORCHESTER, MA 02121 | 857-800-2286

RECORDING

STUDIO

PODCAST

STUDIO

MEDIA

WORKSTATIONS

PHOTOGRAPHY

STUDIO

WORKSHOPS &

NETWORKING

BRAVE

SPACE

JOIN OUR
PROGRAM

BTO IS HIRING YOUTH FOR SUMMER 2024 
  • ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
  • MUSIC PRODUCTION
  • DANCE & PERFORMING ARTS
  • CONTENT CREATION

OUR SPONSORS & PARTNERS

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Beat the Odds is dedicated to serving under-resourced youth (ages 14-24) in Boston's low-income communities through its Creative Youth Development Program. We provide students with a unique opportunity to explore their creativity and unlock their hidden talents. Our mission is to provide a safe space, where young people have access to the creative tools necessary to inspire self-awareness and encourage mental health and healing from trauma through music and arts.

ABOUT US

Beat the Odds is dedicated to serving under-resourced youth (ages 14-24) in Boston's low-income communities through its Creative Youth Development Program. We provide students with a unique opportunity to explore their creativity and unlock their hidden talents. Our mission is to provide a safe space, where young people have access to the creative tools necessary to inspire self-awareness and encourage mental health and healing from trauma through music and arts.

ABOUT US

ARTIST
DEVELOPMENT

MUSIC
PRODUCTION

DANCE &
PERFORMANCE

CONTENT
CREATION

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