BTE Around the World
Franklin Township, New Jersey USA (2)
Grant Period: 2019-2023
Welcome to our Community
Johnson & Johnson is expanding its BTE initiatives in the United States. FHI 360 is working with Johnson & Johnson Technology, a local NGO (TBD), and Franklin High School to increase the numbers of students who enroll in higher education, and to increase the numbers of students who pursue careers in STEM2D or healthcare. This new program begins in September 2020. BTE will benefit Franklin Township youth and address key challenges at Franklin High School, including increasing access among a diverse student population to pre-college and work readiness resources, and preparing graduates with understanding of college and career pathways. The overall goal is to support each of the BTE Warriors as they bring the future into focus.
To support the BTE warriors in the attainment of their goals, the program will implement the following activities:
- Course Planning – Franklin High School offers a range of high-level academic, pre-college, and career training courses and resources; BTE Warriors will demonstrate increased access to and engagement in course plans that exceed the minimum requirements for high school graduation.
- College and Career Understanding – BTE Warriors will gain exposure to a range of career opportunities in fields related to their strengths and interests; will identify careers of interest including careers in STEM2D; and will build knowledge of educational pathways into a variety of careers, existing programs and resources to increase access to those pathways, and ways to address barriers to their success.
- Work Readiness Skills – Throughout the operation of BTE Warriors, participants will gain hands-on experiences to better define their own strengths and interests, prepare for the world of work, and build professional networks and personal resilience.
- Community Engagement – One component of leadership development activities, a service learning project will be student-led in design and implementation by the BTE-Franklin community.
By June 2023, we will achieve the following results:
- 100% of BTE graduates will exceed the minimum requirements for high school graduation.
- 90% of BTE graduates will be accepted by and plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution or program.
- 90% of BTE graduates will identify a career path; 60% of BTE graduates will elect to pursue a STEM2D discipline as a career choice.
- 70% of BTE graduates will earn at least one career-related certificate.
- 90% of BTE graduates will participate in and collectively complete a service learning project