Beyond The Bell was founded in 2002 as a non-profit organization whose mission was to provide afterschool and summer enrichment programs. The program began with 25 youths who attended the free program. There was no funding available at the time from grants. The agency applied for small funding sources such as Target, Walmart and Sam’s Club in order to provide services to young people. Eventually, funding in the forms of grants and donations began to come in and additional programs such as underage drinking prevention, life skills and of course homework assistance became a reality.
Today, Beyond The Bell provides prevention programs in four communities including DeKalb County, Upson County, Rockdale County and the City of Savannah.