PushBack Enrichment Program (PEP)
Equipping our children with the tools to PUSHBACK against all barriers, and empowering them to achieve long-term success!
Beyond Now Foundation's PushBack Enrichment Program supports rural students in overlooked communities through delivery of a comprehensive enrichment model that brings together experts in the Arts, Athletics, Health & Wellness, and Law Enforcement arenas for complimentary collaborations with South Carolina State University,
Duke University, and the University of South Carolina Athletics program.
Search the list below to learn more about our unique and inspiring blend of courses that emphasize the value for cultural differences, promote positive self-esteem, and cultivate emotional resilience - while also enhancing literacy and social skills.
YEAR - ROUND COURSE & ACTIVITY OFFERINGS
Starting FALL 2021
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
African American Studies introduces students to an understanding of the historical and cultural development of African-descended people while celebrating the beauty of the Black identity, and honoring the rich legacy of Black History.
HIP HOP STUDIES
Promoting positive affirmations and words of encouragement, Hip Hop Studies allows students to explore sound, social, and cultural foundations of the hip-hop culture, including a range of past and present-day musical recordings.
Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the US. Introductory Spanish offers a game plan to introduce new skills in a way that stimulates the learning ability of young learners. Incorporating music and dance. The class also encourages respect for the Latin culture and demonstrates the beauty of diversity from all cultures.
Connecting kids around the World, Global Penpals makes learning about another part of the world fun! Kids have an opportunity to develop a more global perspective, increase their cultural understanding and build new friendships.
CODING AND VIDEO GAME DESIGN
CALLING ALL ASPIRING GAME DEVELOPERS!
This exciting team-based course allows students to transform their ideas into actual games. They'll use coding to create characters and scenes while working collaboratively with peers.
Offering personalized support, tutors create a plan to help students gain confidence in subject areas and achieve academic success.
Huddle-Up CommUNITY READERS
Encouraging a culture of reading, parents and community supporters help build and strengthen literacy skills.
Visual & Performing Arts
POETRY & HIP HOP INFUSION
Students learn different writing and rhyming techniques - coupled with hip hop and dance, they'll strengthen their public speaking skills by reciting poems. Students will demonstrate their knowledge by delivering their own work during an end-of-program puppet show that highlights their skills.
Offered during the Summer, Music Production brings to life the art of writing and song creation designed specifically for young learners. Students engage in production and recording for an exciting end-of-program demonstration of their very own musical masterpiece.
CoolKids COMIC BOOK CLUB
Designed for students who love to draw, read and write - the CoolKids Comic Book Club provides all the tricks for crafting the best comics. Students create individual comic books that they present during the end-of-program showcase.
Health & Physical Fitness
COVID-19 has created further disadvantages for vulnerable populations. To reduce food insecurity and hunger, our Weekend Snack-Packs help fill the gap by providing students with nutritious meals and snacks on non-school days.
Utilizing recreation and activity-based methods, Highly-qualified professionals focus on individual student needs to support health and well-being.
COSMIC KIDS YOGA
Cosmic Kids Yoga makes yoga and mindfulness fun - allowing students to enjoy the physical, mental and emotional benefits of yoga.
SUMMER SWIM FOR BEGINNERS
Designed to accommodate different levels of comfort and abilities within the water, Summer Swimming lessons spotlight fundamental aquatics skills and safety. Levels range from basic beginner techniques to more advanced aquatic skill proficiency, to help young swimmers with the tools necessary for a positive, complete and safe swim. Parents are provided with safety information and techniques to help orient their child to the water.
Leadership & Lifeskills
MIND TREASURES FINANCIAL LITERACY
Providing lessons on the ABCs of Financial Literacy, Mind Treasures offers students a unique curriculum that combines character development with financial education.
TAKE THE LEAD
Supporting development activities that can be used BEYOND the classroom, this program empowers student leaders to Take the Lead! Students have access to CommUNITY Mentors and an exciting end-of-program Summer Sports Camp.
PUSHBACK ENRICHMENT PROGRAM