BTE Overview

Launched by Johnson & Johnson in 1992, BTE helps young people build solid futures and makes learning meaningful, engaging and relevant. This fact sheet is an overview of the BTE initiative, NIWL’s role, key data and evaluation results.

NIWL Strategic Plan, 2019-2022

NIWL’s work under this strategic plan focuses on advancing equitable and accessible education and workforce systems; leading and supporting efforts to prepare the diverse workforce for the demands of the 21st century; and promoting data informed and research-based policies and practices.

The Advantages of an Intermediary Agency to Reentry

This white paper reviews literature and other findings from nongovernmental organizations that point to an intermediary agency as providing the best model for delivering wraparound services to youth returning to their communities after involvement in the U.S. justice system.

Youth Development Practitioner Apprenticeship

The YDPA program is a registered apprenticeship program, certified by the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL), to prepare entry-level youth development professionals. As a registered apprenticeship, the program includes 3000-4000 hours of On the Job learning (OJL) and 350 hours of Related Technical Instruction (RTI). Apprentices are typically young people between the ages of 18-24.

To request access to the full curriculum, email us at: niwl@fhi360.org

Webinar: From Surviving to Thriving

On April 1, 2020, CLASP and FHI 360 hosted a webinar on supporting young adults with transformation, reentry, and connections to employment. We discussed how communities are connecting young adults who have been impacted by the criminal justice system to employment, education pathways, and supportive services.

STEM2D Career Quiz

This 3-5 minute online quiz helps young people explore their interests and how a career in STEM can make a difference in the world.

BTE From the Rearview Mirror

Over 4,000 students and countless volunteers have passed through BTE over our 25 years. We have collected their stories and distilled lessons from them for the future of the program.

Celebramos La Historia De BTE: 25 Anos, 25 Lecciones

The Spanish-language version of “Celebrating the BTE Story: 25 Years, 25 Lessons.” In honor of BTE’s 25th Anniversary, we conducted a study to isolate 25 lessons from BTE program implementation. This report illustrates our findings.

BTE 25 Years, 25 Lessons (English)

In honor of BTE’s 25th Anniversary, we conducted a study to isolate 25 lessons from BTE program implementation. This report illustrates our findings.

Celebrating 20 Years

Motivated by low academic achievement and the unacceptable number of young people leaving school before graduation, Johnson & Johnson established its Bridge to Employment (BTE) initiative in 1992. Written to coincide with BTE’s 20th anniversary, this report takes a look at BTE’s timeline, model, and some individual success stories.