Wrestling Empowerment Grant 2021-2022

Posted: December 8, 2021

Featured above: 16 Beat the Streets LA Alumni from the Downtown Academy and Burbank programs meet at a CIF-LA dual meet between Belmont and Franklin High School on December 2nd, 2021


This wrestling season, Beat the Streets LA is delighted to have awarded sixteen grants to deserving high schools in the Los Angeles area totaling over $20,000 in support. These funds help remove the financial barriers brought on by transportation needs, tournament fees, gear, and other costs associated with running a high school wrestling program.

To receive the Empowerment Grant, coaches were required to attend the 2021 Coach & Mentor Training hosted by the USC Wrestling Club and Beat the Streets LA on October 17th. At this event, the coaches participated in a full-day training program to help them strengthen their skills as wrestling coaches and mentors to the youth of Los Angeles.

Inspired by the Olympic Games returning to Los Angeles in 2028, the overarching vision of the Empowerment Grant is to inspire greater support of wrestling by coaches, school administrators, and the community. When the 2028 Olympic Games have come and gone, Beat the Streets Los Angeles hopes that this Empowerment Grant will be a part of a wrestling legacy that will benefit the youth in our community for years to come.