Upson County

310 N. Church St. Suite C
Thomaston, GA 30286
(706) 938- 6100
leahraifordbtb@gmail.com
facebook.com/beyondthebellupson

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

We offer Botvin Life Skills classes for young people ages 9-20 and parents. 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 do 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.

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!