Bringing Together Extraordinary People

Founded by Herb Bowen in 2014

BTEP has created a game-plan to become an integral part of transforming the lives of inner-city children and families in Mecklenberg County through the universal unifier of sports.

Through our program of anti-bullying, shadowing, and the arts we will create a diverse culture that will resemble a vibrant masterpiece of interwoven threads, known as “the tapestry.”

Tax ID:  501c3 - #47-4752291
#BApart Anti-Bullying Program
Student Lead Anti-Bullying Assembly:
Empower students to #BApart of the solution.
B.T.E.P Anti-Bullying Rallies:
Reward schools/students who embrace the program and who are successful in creating trackable change.
#BApart Extensions: 
Digger deeper with repeated bullying offenders to help them comprehend the severity of their actions. 
Repeated Bullying Offenders:
Participate in Scared Straight, Martials Arts, and/or Team Building assignments.
#BCreative Art Program
B.T.E.P partners with New Gallery of Modern Art
To create a holistic approach with NGMA that includes goals for personal growth, artistic achievement, and academic progress to reach under-served youth in impoverished communities, so they might be able to positively express themselves.

Youth Art Show
Celebrity Guest Judges
B.T.E.P & NGMA Soirees

#BInspired Shadowing Program
B.T.E.P  Shadowing Initiatives
Employers allow students to shadow selected employees for a half day or entire day. 

Students Complete a Career Assessment Course, Etiquette, and "Dress For the Future" Class

B.T.E.P's "A Night Out Exploring the Arts"
Employees mentor 3 to 4 students and accompany them to art exhibits, plays, shows and more.