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Beyond The Bell Celebrates our 19 Year Anniversary!
19 years ago our Executive Director, Sandra Dean, opened the doors of Beyond The Bell to be of service to youth and parents in DeKalb County. Her vision grew to extend needed services in Rockdale, Chatham, and Upson counties. Today, Beyond The Bell is steadfast in its mission to prevent underage substance use and to provide our communities with the necessary knowledge to empower youth to make good decisions!
RACE FOR PEACE
On Monday January 18, 2021, the official Martin Luther King, Jr holiday saw Beyond The Bell participate in a call to service. The event was co-sponsored by Conyers City Councilmember Connie Alsobrook. As the agency does on each MLK holiday, a community service event was planned and executed. This year, youth participated in a “Race for Peace” event. The event took place at Spivey Park in Conyers, GA. Youth who participated lived in our region 3 catchment of Rockdale and DeKalb counties. The participants ran a relay race and stopped at a designated area and selected questions about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The questions were selected not only as a prize-winning element but also to teach and test the knowledge of our youth about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the sacrifices he made for a better America.
Several parents and community members volunteered as chaperones and served as organizers of the event such as timekeepers, asked the questions and helped serve the youth lunch.
After the race and questions and answers, youth gathered in the pavilion to further discuss the life and assassination of Dr. King while enjoying lunch and rest time. The 2021 King holiday was a success as the day was recognized as a day of service by Beyond The Bell.
If you are between the ages of 9-20, have a child between these ages, or would like to help get involved in Beyond The Bell, please message one of our local communities on our contact us page or by calling them directly.
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