Celebrating 20 Years
2015 — 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. In 1996, the program focused on health care careers and targeted the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and evidence-based practices for workforce development and youth development. This publication summarizes the past 20 years, with specific information on BTE sites and their implementation history. Over these years, more than 60 BTE sites have been established in communities throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Today, four new programs start each year, with more than twelve programs operating at any given time.