Improve performance and motivation toward learning, create and fulfill post-secondary goals


Develop upstanding character and experience a variety of meaningful opportunities


Strengthen personal health/wellness and fitness, sportsmanship and teamwork

“Beyond Walls is an incredible outreach that we are so pleased to be associated with. The holistic development of the students in the program is a tribute to the staff and volunteers who provide time and caring attention to each and every one.

University Recreation and Wellness is proud to offer facilities and resources which aid in the physical, social, and intellectual development of these students.”

George M. Brown, Assistant Vice Provost and Director of Recreation and Wellness, University of Minnesota

“After seeing the program in action, Beyond Walls is truly a hidden gem in our community. I was inspired by the work they are doing with local students.”

Aretha Green-Rupert, Regional Director, Otto Bremer Trust

“Beyond Walls students, compared to students not in after-school programs, seem to be more likely to take leadership risks and demonstrate confidence when trying something new.”

Jon Bacal, Founder and Chief Entrepreneurship Officer, Venture Academy


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School Partnerships