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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA

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Community Initiative

In September 2016, Johnson & Johnson – Diabetes Solutions Companies and Montgomery County Community College, and Phoenixville Area High School launched a BTE program for 50 youth (tenth graders in school year 2016/17) in Wayne, PA. Throughout the three-year program, the partners provided a variety of academic enrichment, career exploration, and higher education preparation opportunities, including:

  • Career coaching
  • Parent/ stakeholder engagement through kickoff event, showcase, and end-of-year events.
  • Guidance counselor meetings three times a year.
  • Career coaching supported by a career inventory.
  • Career coaching/hands-on lab/ career exploration and preparation: through a value stream activity, research + development:STEM lab at J&J followed by Career Coaching / soft skill development.
  • College preparation workshops and college visits.


By the end of the program (June 2019), BTE partners achieved the following outcomes:

  • 100% of BTE graduates raised their GPA 10% from baseline data
  • 90% of BTE graduates completed an AP and/or dual enrollment course
  • 90% of BTE graduates were accepted into an institution of higher education
  • 74% of the BTE graduates plan to attend a four year institution  of higher education
  • 58% of BTE graduates plan to work in health care sector after college (up from 45%)
  • 80% of graduates understand the requirements to be successful in health care careers.
  • 100% of BTE graduates have a professional network.
  • 100% of BTE graduates were college and/or career ready.
  • 100% of BTE graduates demonstrated social responsibility

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Program Model: Phoenixville, PA

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Success Story: BTE-Phoenixville, Pennsylvania USA

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