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OUR MISSION

Identify, Inspire, Develop, and Educate with a focus on under-represented and disadvantaged youth to address the national shortage of healthcare professionals that will impact underserved communities.

What makes us unique? Ours is the only program of its kind in Tampa Bay that gives teens a look at the educational paths and careers of medical professionals.

Our success doesn't happen without our community. Learn more about our events and ways to get involved and support BEST Academy.

From Alumnus to Advocates, BEST Academy works to engage its local community to spread awareness and raise funds critical to the success of its program.

Are you interested in applying for BEST Academy? Are you a parent or teen looking for resources and curriculum? Check out what we have to offer!

ABOUT

BEST ACADEMY

Brain Expansions Scholastic Training, Inc. is a vital 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that attempts to moderate the negative impacts of apathy and lack of available educational services on the underserved youth population of Tampa, Florida and beyond. The BEST Academy has encouraged disadvantaged (at risk) youth to focus on careers in the medical profession and has provided an educational curriculum as a vehicle to empower success to these students in fulfilling their dreams. The BEST Academy has taken students with disadvantaged backgrounds and given them hope, guidance and ultimately careers in the healthcare field consistently serving the Tampa Bay community.

2004

YEAR ESTABLISHED

3,000

NUMBER OF STUDENTS TO DATE

14

NUMBER OF PARTNERS

4

NUMBER OF PARTNER SITES

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OUR PROGRAMS

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BEST Memory Education Program

BEST Academy believes that memorization skills are the stepping-stone to thinking. Without remembering facts, one cannot think, conceptualize, reason, make decisions, create or contribute. 

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BEST Summer Medical Academy

The majority of human beings in our world will be touched one day by a medical health professional.  It might be a doctor, nurse, therapist, or one of the many professionals that provide services to our societies.

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BEST Social Determinants Program

The BEST Academy- SD Program is a complimentary expanded program with an innovative curriculum that is a year-round program that prepares young thought leaders in the area of social determinants of health.

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BEST Dunbar Doc Program

The goal of this partnership is to create and offer a pathway program for Dunbar students, primarily students of color, to continue their journey in studying within the Medical Field beginning at the elementary level through high school and beyond.