Goal and Program Overview
Integration through Tennis
Our goal is to setup year around tennis and technology camps for inner city youth (ages 8-16). All students will learn to play tennis and score matches. Next, gain a basic understanding of tennis etiquette and play and/or participate in our USTA Sanctioned Novice Tennis Tournaments.
If a student(s) demonstrates a serious desired to excel in tennis, our team will guide them to college scholarships opportunities or possibly a professional tennis career.
After tennis lessons students learn how to build and manage responsive mobile/web sites, cell phone repair, build robots, computer programming and music publishing. Successful youth will be admitted to our fast track career program.
Fast Track Solutions (The Crown Jewel)
Our fast track program is designed to train and place Junior Enterprise Application Developers. Students (ages 8-80) will spend a year learning all aspects of developing enterprise applications. Fast Trackers will build enterprise applications, participant in Hackathon competitions and bid for projects needed by companies.
Once the product is introduced to the marketplace participants share equally in the profits. Students will be taught interviewing skills customized specifically for Junior Developers. Once a student is successfully placed in a Junior Developer position and makes it through the probationary period they will be required to return to the Fastrack program and teach new students.
If any students was placed in a career position and doesn’t complete the probationary period they can return to the program and continue to work on products, build up their speed so that they can reapply for these lucrative job opportunities. Our goal is to create a “Farm Club” of highly skilled junior enterprise developers.
Lastly, for those students who have a unique appreciation for music, a music publishing opportunity is available. Our music publishing expert has decades of experience and specializes in licensing and catalog administration. Students will learn the mechanics of how to operate a successful music publishing company.
Our Competitive Advantage
Our staff includes a certified Professional Tennis Registry Instructor with 12 years of experience. He has directed numerous National Junior Tennis Association sites and is an experienced United States Tennis Association Tournament Director. Also, we have an award winning cross platform mobile development team. Our development team has 9 mobile applications for sale on Google Play, Amazon and Blackberry mobile application stores and is now concentrating on enterprise applications.
Our web site design team has over 20 years experience. We also have a tech team that repairs phones/tablets/computer hardware. These are additional skills students can master that will lead to employment.
Los Angeles,Ca ‘s Jim Gilliam Park will be first of many locations for B.E.S.T.T. If all locations are approved we’ll have close to 100 students in the summer tennis camp. Our first physical launch date is June 1, 2016.
On the other hand our Fastrack module has already enrolled two students prior to launching our crowd funding campaign. Both students are receiving instruction via video chat. You read about pre-launch successes on our blog.
Franchise opportunities are a natural progression of an innovative program like this and our team has had preliminary discussions with the following US cities: Atlanta,GA Detroit,MI, Oakland, Ca, Charleston,SC ,Cincinnati,OH and Houston,TX.
How to Register
Registration is simple. All students are required to provide an essay or a two minute video illustrating why they want to be sponsored as a participant in the B.ES.T.T. program. We are now accepting online applications for both our summer tennis program in the Los Angeles, CA area and the Fasttrack program nationwide!
Since 2004 B.E.S.T.T. has successfully trained thousands of underprivileged youth in after school tennis and basic computer skills in the Los Angeles area. These eight week programs have been a source of enjoyment creating positive and lasting imprints on students for over two decades. Our vision being to merge both tennis and technology together with an optimal solution of training inner city youth for junior developer positions.
Crowd Funding Perks
We’ve established an array of perks to fund our vision and goals. Some of our perks provide students with real live business projects. Please read them carefully and decide to what degree you would like to support our effort, vision and goals. With your generous donations and support we can offer these programs free of charge to all participants.
In order for this program to grow we need your assistance. This program can be provided for free with donations from you. Donations will allow B.E.S.T.T. to:
Purchase summer camp equipment( 6 laptops,raspberry pi’s , used cell phones, drones,robots, sensors, etc)
Purchase tennis equipment (racquets, balls, mobile nets)
Pay our instructors
Return on Investment
What jobs are available once a participant successfully completes the program?
* Tennis participation for life
* Music Publishing career
* Word Press Front End Developer
* Cell/tablet/laptop repair technician
* Junior Java Developer
* Cross Platform Mobile Application Developer
Our curriculum empowers underprivileged citizens to gain valuable cutting edge IT skills that will make them deployable for life. This is a life course that will benefit these students in a myriad of ways.
Our vision is to preserve opportunities for our citizens! This can only happen with your support. We have the tools to overcome these mountains. We felt it was imperative that you be made aware of these injustices. Can you imagine our own government creating restrictive hiring practices, denying our people from economic freedom? Do you want to continue to witness the outsourcing of our own citizens? Your help is requested.
IF NOT NOW,THEN WHEN?