J&J Local Partner

DePuy (Power Tools VELY Digital Surgery & Capital)

Community Partner

  • William T. Dwyer High School
  • Palm Beach State College (PBSC)
In October 2023, Johnson & Johnson expanded its BTE initiative in the United States with the launch of the BTE Palm Beach Gardens, Florida program. In partnership with DePuy Synthes, Palm Beach State College, and William T. Dwyer High School, this program will work with 52 youth to engage them in STEM2D (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, Design) activities and post-secondary education and career exploration and planning through a structured three-year programming. Through a collaboration across partners, youth enrolled in the BTE Palm Beach Gardens program will engage in a series of hands-on STEM2D, career exploration and preparation activities, post-secondary education exploration and preparation, tutoring and mentoring, and community volunteering. With the combined support of DePuy Synthes volunteers and mentors, high school teachers and staff, college professors and staff, and industry representatives, the goal of the program is to enhance academic achievement of the students and support their development of career and post-secondary education portfolios. All BTE Palm Beach Gardens youth will receive consistent support from all participating entities as they take the steps necessary to build a better future and achieve their full potential. Throughout the BTE program, partners will collaboratively provide a structure for academic and work-based learning with measurable results, expanding students' knowledge of the STEM2D sectors and strengthening their higher education pathways. The BTE Palm Beach Gardens strategy focuses on developing the following four areas:
  • Academic Mapping
  • Career Readiness & Exploration
  • Higher Education Preparation & Exploration
  • Community Engagement & Youth Leadership

News & updates


By the end of the program (June 2026), the BTE Palm Beach Gardens program will achieve the following: