Upson County

In Upson County, Beyond The Bell works under the state-funded PIPP Grant (Partners in Prevention Project) to provide prevention services to address alcohol and marijuana use among youth. We are located in Region 6 of the PIPP Project.

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Congratulations to our new President of the Community Prevention Alliance Workgroup, Mrs. Connie Dawson. Mrs. Connie, as she is referred to, has worked with Beyond The Bell for all 5 years we have been in this community. Thank You Mrs. Connie!

Project Manager: Tyrique Warren

Tyrique has been with Beyond The Bell since its inception 20 years ago, first as a youth participant, and now serves as the Project Manager for Beyond The Bell’s region 6 Upson County community.  He is a recent graduate of Georgia Gwinnett College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.  He was a member of The Elite Scholar’s Program and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree from Kennesaw State University in Cybersecurity.

We offer Botvin Life Skills classes for young people ages 9-20 and parents in Upson County. Life Skills Classes are free! Topics covered in our Life Skills Classes include: Self-Image, Decision Making, Impacts of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Marijuana, Advertising, Violence and Media, Coping with Anxiety and Anger, Communication Skills, Assertiveness, and Conflict Resolution.

Beyond The Bell’s Youth Leadership Cabinet meets weekly for youth to participate in youth development and educational opportunities. These students receive opportunities such as, leadership training, educational day trips and out of town trips, community service projects, development of Public Service Announcements, and networking opportunities.

 We also offer community trainings and presentations to community organizations, churches, civic groups, and local government about impacts of alcohol and marijuana use and data surrounding this issue and other risky behaviors in our community. Learn More


MOST youth in Upson County do not drink alcohol or use marijuana!
In Upson County, we are looking towards a bright future without underage drinking and marijuana!
All of our services are free and open to the public!

Medication Disposal Drop Off Sites in Upson County:

 Thomaston Police Department: 1100 Barnesville Street, Thomaston

Upson County Sheriff Department: 235 Aviation Drive, Thomaston

Walgreens: 634 North Church Street, Thomaston

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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

1000 Iris Drive, Suite G1
Conyers, GA 30094

(404) 374-8624opens 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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