ABOUT  US


WE ARE

A non-profit youth development organization.


OUR VISION

To positively impact the lives of 8-18 year olds in underserved areas of the GTA. 


OUR MISSION

To encourage the athletic, academic and personal development of 8-18 year olds in underserved areas in the GTA through mentoring and amateur wrestling programs. 


OUR GOALS 

Our goals are E.P.I.C:

  • Enable our student athletes to attend post-secondary education.
  • Provide our student athletes with valuable skills they can use to find success both on and off the mat.
  • Increase the self-confidence, discipline and G.R.I.T (passion and perseverance of long term goals) of our student athletes.
  • Create quality and sustainable wrestling programs for middle and high schools in the GTA.

OUR CORE VALUES

Honest. Fearless. Relentless. 


OUR board

JOHN PARK
Founder,
Beat the Streets Toronto

RICHARD PILOSOF
Managing Partner, CEO & Head of Risk, 
RP Investment Advisors

SCOTT PROKOSCH
Chairman & CEO,
Hammersmith Corporation

MICHAEL QUINN, MBA
Founding Partner & CIO, 
RP Investment Advisors


OUR STORY

Beat the Streets Toronto was founded in 2014 by John Park, a former national wrestling team member and coach of the York University Wrestling Team. In grade 9, John’s older brother, Peter, brought home a wrestling mat. In need of someone to practice on, he naturally turned to his brother and despite being beaten up all summer, John was hooked. From then on, John benefited from wrestling both by winning medals and from being pinned, from competing for his country as a national team member to coaching another generation. Wrestling gave him self-confidence, lifelong friendships, a university scholarship, a tenacious work ethic and travel opportunities. Wrestling taught him life and people skills, to start and operate a successful business and the social conscience to realise he couldn’t do it on his own. 

Recognising that the discipline and structure that come from wrestling can be used both on and off the mat, Beat the Streets Toronto combines sport with mentoring to give at-risk 8-18 year olds in underserved areas the support and encouragement they need to realise their full athletic, academic and personal potential.  

BTST is one of 25 Beat the Streets organisations in partnership with United World Wrestling, Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association and the Toronto District School Board.  

 
 
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