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We effectively provide prevention programs, interventions and/or resources, when appropriate to reduce substance use in youth.
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Beyond The Bell, along with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) provides tools and evidence – based strategies to train, educate, and support youth and families in the prevention of alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco use and abuse. Alcohol is considered a drug. It is classified as a depressant, meaning it slows down vital functions, resulting in slurred speech, unsteady movement, disturbed perceptions and an inability to react quickly.

In addition, underage drinking by those under the age of 21 is illegal, affects the developing brain, and can have devastating health, safety and legal consequences. Underage drinking and marijuana use among 9-20 year olds have been identified in DeKalb County, Upson County and Macon/Bibb County as issues affecting our community. Marijuana is a drug as well. It is psychoactive and considered the most abused drug in the United States.


The prevention of drugs and alcohol in our community is our vision by providing quality prevention programs and sustainable outcomes.


Our goal is to reduce the early onset of Alcohol Use Among 9-20 year olds and to reduce the early onset of Marijuana Use Among 9-20 year olds.


  • Leadership
  • Ethical Standards
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Personal Characteristics
  • Family & Community Partnerships


Sandra Dean

Executive Director
Region 2 Project Coordinator

Tyrique Warren

Region 6 Project Coordinator


Shannon Warren

Board Chairman

Valencia Paul


Kimberly Huston


Mary Salaam

Board Member

Tosha Warren

Board Member

Lynn Lge

Board Member

Caroline Richburg

Board Member

Sharon Lawton

Board Member


Beyond The Bell is proud to have local partners in the community to help support our goal to educate our youth in the prevention of substance abuse. Learn more about these amazing organizations and programs.

Law enforcement agencies in each of our communities help support our goals and strategies to educate our youth in the prevention of substance abuse. Learn more.


Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities—DBHDD has been an important partner in funding Beyond The Bell and building the DC Promise Coalition. Beyond The Bell first received funding for the now finished SPFSIG grant back in 2009 and is currently funded under the ASAPP (Alcohol Substance Abuse Prevention Project) grant, both of which utilize the Strategic Prevention Framework.

  • Lincoln Park Community, Thomaston, GA
  • Upson County Family Connection, Thomaston, GA
  • The School Kids Club, Lithonia, GA
  • The Conyers Housing Authority, Conyers, GA
  • Marta, Lithonia, GA
  • Law Enforcement Agency, DeKalb County
  • Callen Boys and Girls Club, Savannah, GA
  • Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce
  • The Pie Restaurant, Thomaston, GA
  • DeKalb County Juvenile Court, DeKalb County, GA
  • Rockdale County Sheriff Office, Rockdale County, GA
  • Ephesians Deliverance Center, Thomaston, GA
  • Upson County Health Department, Thomaston, GA
  • WTOC TV, Savannah, GA
  • Urban Hope, Savannah, GA
  • Bar Card Training, Savannah, GA
  • Chatham Educational Transition Center, Savannah, GA
  • The Front Porch, Savannah, GA
  • Youth Intercept, Savannah, GA
  • Savannah Chamber of Commerce, Savannah, GA
  • City of Conyers Police, Conyers, GA
  • Rockdale Drug Free Coalition, Conyers, GA
  • Training Institute for Responsible Vendors Inc., Atlanta, GA
  • A.C. & Associates, Macon, GA
  • Civic Center, Upson County
  • Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, Conyers, GA
  • Rockdale Prevent Child Abuse, Conyers, GA
  • CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America), DeKalb County, GA
  • Conyers Middle School, Conyers, GA
  • Helping Hands Outreach, Conyers, GA
  • Salem Middle School, DeKalb County, GA
  • Eagles Ministries, Lithonia, GA
  • Savannah Housing Authority, Savannah, GA
  • Savannah Police Department (SPD), Savannah, GA
  • Thomaston Police Department, Thomaston, GA
  • Upson County Sheriff’s Department, Thomaston, GA
  • Thomaston City Council, Thomaston, GA
  • Thomaston-Upson School System, Thomaston, GA
  • The Champion, DeKalb County, GA
  • C.A.U.S.E, Rockdale County, GA
  • Sherriff Department, DeKalb County, GA
  • Redeem Fellowship Christian International, Savannah, GA
  • Bibb County 21st Century Schools
  • Greater Lizzieboro Baptist Church
  • Congregational Baptist Church
  • St. Peters Baptist Church
  • Union Baptist Church
  • Temple Beth Israel
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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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