As a junior, Billy launched Beat the Streets Providence, a non-profit with the mission of starting co-educational wrestling teams in order to inspire at-risk youth and provide them with the resources they need to succeed on and off the mat. Since then, Beat the Streets has started programs at 13 sites across the greater Providence area and this year expects to work with 600 students. BTS works to not only help students succeed on the mat, but also to help them improve their academic performance, school engagement, health, behavior, and, most important, their belief in just how great they can be.
After graduation Billy received the Embark Post-Graduate Fellowship which has enabled him to work full-time on Beat the Streets after graduation. Applications are open for the Embark Fellowship until 12/18.