Beyond The Bell - (A Teen REACH After-School Program)

(618) 662-8322

Beyond the Bell is staffed with professionals and volunteers to run a variety of outdoor activities, sports, crafts and art projects, community service projects, homework help, STEM activities, and more! In addition to routine activities, the following specialty clubs will be offered: Bucket Drumming, Cheer/Dance Club, Youth Community Band, Bike Club, and Cooking Class. The program is offered through a grant provided by the IL Department of Human Services.

For students’ safety, a completed enrollment form is required for attendance. Enrollment does not mean that the student must come every day or even the entire day. Once an enrollment form is on file, the student is encouraged to attend as many days as they can to gain the most benefit. Three days per week for at least three hours per day is most effective in keeping students engaged and making positive choices.

Enrollment forms, policies and the Beyond the Bell Parent Handbook can be found on the tabs listed below. Pictures of activities and other exciting news can be seen on the Beyond the Bell Facebook page. Parents and youth are invited to drop in to learn more about our activities or contact Beyond the Bell by phone at 618-662-8322.

Please review our policies and parent handbook. Link to the enrollment form (click here).

Tamara Byers – Teen REACH Program Director

Kathryn Holstlaw – BTB Coordinator

Reaghan Hale, Dericka Winters, Hailey Honea,  Ashlynn French, and Samantha Mosbarger – Youth Development Specialists

Rhonda Cox – BTB Cook


Beyond the Bell utilizes the TeamReach app to communicate with parents about events happening at program.  If you would like to join the list to receive messages, download the TeamReach app on your mobile device and join with Group Code: 062839

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll?

Either fill out an online enrollment form here: Enrollment Form

Or, a paper copy can be picked up at the Clay County Health Department, 601 E. 12th Street, Flora.

Is transportation provided?

Transportation is provided after school to the program site from the following locations in Clay County based on the number of youth enrolled from those sites.

*Clay City Schools (meet at Elementary entrance)

*Flora Elementary School (must call Bus Barn at 662-4272)

*Flora Junior High (must call Bus Barn at 662-4272)

*Full Armor Christian Academy

*North Clay Elementary School (meet in the Elementary circle drive)

Youth are expected to be on their best behavior while riding the busses or the van. Poor behavior may result in suspension from transportation services.

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