Macon/Bibb County

Poster for A Community Celebration to celebrate youth and families in the Macon-Bibb County community. Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Greater Lizzieboro Baptist Church. R from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Run by Reverend Doctor Derek Dumas, Pastor. Free Food and Raffle.
Poster for Ministry in the Valley - Faith Leaders Behavioral Luncheon. June 28, 2022 from 11-1 at Union Baptist Church
Poster for What to Do When You See Blue talk by Lt. Reggie Thomas. Jan 22, 2022 at 11 am at Glorious Hope Baptist Church.

Effective October 1, 2021, Beyond The Bell will begin to provide substance abuse prevention programs and services in Macon-Bibb County. The emphasis is on prevention as we provide programs and services to prevent youth and young adults from beginning to use alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and other drugs. Our programs are funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and free to the Macon-Bibb County community.

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We will offer Life skills classes using the evidenced-based Botvin Life Skills curriculum which consistently has shown that it reduces tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use in young people. Substance abuse by young people has long been regarded by health officials, community leaders, teacher, and parents alike as one of the most important problems facing the country.

In addition, we will consistently collect data to determine the use of substances in the community and to determine what programs might be effective in addressing these issues. We will engage the community and build a community coalition which will include parents, youth, other programs working with youth, the education community, local government officials, law enforcement and other stakeholders interested in collaborating with us to help youth navigate through the tough adolescent and young adult years. These coalition members will be involved with decision making, trainings, and community outreach under the adage it takes a village.

Macon from above at dusk
Macon from above at dusk

In addition, we will consistently collect data to determine the use of substances in the community and to determine what programs might be effective in addressing these issues. We will engage the community and build a community coalition which will include parents, youth, other programs working with youth, the education community, local government officials, law enforcement and other stakeholders interested in collaborating with us to help youth navigate through the tough adolescent and young adult years. These coalition members will be involved with decision making, trainings, and community outreach under the adage it takes a village.

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Beyond the Bell effectively provides prevention programs, interventions and/or resources when appropriate to reduce substance use in youth.

DeKalb County

1500 Klondike Rd SW, Ste A102
Conyers, GA 30094
(770) 285-6037opens phone dialer

Upson County

310 N. Church Street, Suite B
Thomaston, GA 30286
(706) 938-1550opens phone dialer

Macon/Bibb County

3115 Vineville Ave
Macon, GA 31204
(478) 259-7566opens phone dialer

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Beyond The Bell’s focus is on the health and safety of young people ages 9-20 and their parents.  Beyond The Bell provides LifeSkills training and other programs to ensure youth live happy and safe lives and use the tools we provide to enjoy activities that exclude alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and other drugs.   

We use evidence-based strategies to build skills and support the needs of young people and thus reduce barriers to their success.

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