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Programs and Partners

BECA prepares students with technical skills and real-world experiences that allow them to graduate on-time and with a plan, whether they are ready to enter the workforce or go on to college/university. We have a number of Post-Secondary Readiness programs and partners that are open to all of our high school students for career exploration, skill building and leadership development.

CAP is a school-based internship program for current BECA high school students. These paid positions require students to submit an application, undergo an interview process, and participate in four Professional Development sessions throughout the three (3) month work period.
Our program outcomes include:
  • Students develop job skills in specific disciplines 
  • Students develop other professional skills such as writing a resume, interview practice, etc. 
  • Students serve as models and leaders for the student body and larger BECA community 
  • Students gain applicable experience with formal job application process 
Students hold a variety of jobs that are supervised by on-site teachers and staff, as well as by staff at partner schools, including Grant Avenue Elementary and Teller Avenue Educational Campus. Student positions include but are not limited to Community School Team, Main Office Assistant, Lab Assistant, ENL Club Ambassador, Guidance Team Assistant, Technology Assistant, Literary Magazine Editor, and more!
More information and dates for the 2023 - 2024 application process will be posted in late September.
This program is offered through a NYC DOE and CareerWise New York partnership. CRMYA is a three year program where students earn both high school and college credit, while also gaining job experience across various fields (information technology, financial services, and business operations). 
Students earn:
  • High school and debt-free college credit
  • Nationally-recognized industry certificates 
  • Work experience and internships 
  • Networking experience 
  • Technical/ career skills in a variety of fields 

For more information, please visit the DOE website. 
Only 1 out of 50 schools in NYC are selected for participation in this program. During the 2022-23 school year, BECA students learned how to use elevator pitches to share their work, effective intevriew skills, and attended career exploration events. Students interviewed for positions with Ernest and Young, NYC Dept of Youth & Community Development, NYC Mayor's Office of Talent & Workforce Development, and JP Morgan Chase. Many received and accepted offers. 
At BECA, recruitment for CRMYA focuses on 9th and 10th grade students. For more information on the application process, please check back in late September. 
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation's largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer. 
Students are able to:
  • Explore different interests and career pathways
  • Develop productive workplace habits 
  • Engage in learning experiences that strengthen their social, civic, and leadership skills
  • Earn compensation

For more information, visit the SYEP website. 
GoPursue is an online application for middle and high school students to explore careers, network with professionals, and find internship opportunities. GoPursue is available to BECA students to discover new fields they might be interested in and ask professionals questions about their day-to-day experience.  
For more information, visit the GoPursue website.
Overgrad is a college and career readiness platform that allows students to explore careers, explore colleges, learn about the admissions process, find personalized college matches, and gain support with scholarships, sending admission documents, and planning next steps after high school graduation. 
To log in to your account, students please click here.
Follow Us to Success and BECA will partner this year to bring support around the college application process, FAFSA and financial aid for college, and improving test scores with targeted tutoring. 
More details on our partnership will be available in October.