ABTS 2021 Alumni Panels & Student Ambassador Showcase

Watch recorded sessions from ABTS 2021!

In celebration of BTE’s 30th anniversary, Pathway to Success participant, Andrew Gibson, moderated the BTE Now & Then Alumni Panel on Monday, October 25, 2021. This panel featured BTE alumni, mentors, and career coaches who all reflected on their BTE experiences and how the program prepared them for the future.

Wrapping up Day 1 of ABTS 2021 was the BTE Best Practices Panel, moderated by Pathway to Success participant, James Sinnott. During this panel, BTE alumni from New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA reflected on their BTE experiences, their relationships with mentors, and how the program helped support them throughout their journey. Current and former BTE Champions and Site Coordinators also shared their best practices and lessons learned for successful program implementation.

The final event for ABTS 2021 was the highly anticipated Student Ambassador Showcase! Student Ambassadors from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States each presented their challenge projects which featured innovations to address local community needs. Ambassadors conducted site needs assessments, drafted workplans and budgets, and developed prototypes and pitch decks. Live polling took place where BTE High Wycombe, United Kingdom were selected as overall Challenge Project winners. They will work with FHI 360 to bring their innovation to life in 2022, helping to kick-off the BTE 30 Years Global Giveback initiative.