Each year Beyond Walls invests $5,000 in every child in the program.
Recent reports find that only 40% of Minnesota’s children are at grade level when entering kindergarten, and that the achievement gap only widens from that point. Currently, only four states in the U.S. have a larger achievement gap than Minnesota. Your donation will help to provide academic support to students in the Twin Cities as they begin their quest towards higher education. A majority of these children will be first-generation college students, and begin their preparation towards this goal once they enter Beyond Walls in 6th grade.
To learn more about the initiatives and information listed below, please contact the Beyond Walls office at 612-624-1810 and speak with Executive Director, Jazmin Danielson firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Give
There are many ways that you can contribute to the Beyond Walls program.
Here are some options as to how you can make a substantial gift that will make a direct, impacting difference in our students’ and families’ lives:
- Check or Cash
- Credit Card: One time, monthly, or annually
- Stock & Annuities
- Planned Giving and Bequests
Join the Monthly Giving Club by making your contribution via credit card installments.
You choose the start date and end date for your contribution.
*Donations of $250 and above will be recognized in the Beyond Walls Annual Report.
The Beyond Walls: Annual Fund
Benefits include: acknowledgement in the Annual Report, specialty newsletters, & recognition during various events throughout the year.
- $50,000 – Squash Professional
- $25,000 – President
- $10,000 – Dean
- $5,000 – Professor
- $2,500 – Ph.D.
- $1,000 – Bachelor of Arts
Friends of the Future
Building sustainability for our future by making a year investment in our students’ lives.
Sponsor a specific upcoming Beyond Walls Event, i.e. The Beyond Walls Pro-Am tournament, Benefactors Cup or College Send-Off Gala.
Help support a Beyond Walls College student by sponsoring the Beyond Walls Scholarship program.
Help secure the future of the Beyond Walls program by making a major gift of $25,000 or more to the Beyond Walls program. Contact the Beyond Walls office for more information.
Make a Donation
We are grateful for your contribution, and thank you for your generous gift. You are helping to change the Twin Cities, one child at a time.
Volunteers are what make Beyond Walls work.
A key component to our success is our network of program volunteers. With only 3 full-time staff and over 55 students in the school-year program, Beyond Walls relies heavily on our responsible, dedicated volunteers to help support day to day programming operations on the court and in the classroom. On the squash court, this will allow students to improve at a much faster rate than in a group setting by receiving positive feedback, praise, and one-on-one instruction. In the classroom, students benefit most from the increased attention of one-on-one tutoring. Volunteers can also participate by chaperoning weekend activities and by volunteering at events.
Please take a moment to review the opportunities for volunteering below and reach out to us with any questions or to get started. We look forward to seeing you at Beyond Walls soon!
Whatever your schedule, we’ll find a way to include you in the program!
Become a Beyond Walls Volunteer
If you are a returning Beyond Walls volunteer and would like to sign up for upcoming volunteer opportunities, please contact Sammy Loeks-Davis, Beyond Walls Program Director at 612-624-1810 or by email at email@example.com.
Become a Mentor Today
Beyond Walls pairs students one-on-one with trusted adult role models that help support them through middle school, high school, and college. This relationship is meant to last year after year and is a long-term commitment for our students. College students also serve as key mentors for our students during these very formative adolescent years!
Volunteer Opportunity Areas
During the school year, squash practice is held from 3:30 until 5:45 pm. We are looking for volunteers with a squash background to help lead guided instruction on the courts.
During the school year, Beyond Walls academic sessions are conducted at the Recreation and Wellness Center Monday – Thursday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Volunteers work one-on-one with students in the classroom giving students guided support through homework help, testing sessions, life skills and college prep. We are looking for volunteers for either middle school or high school academics.
Volunteers also have an opportunity to help out during our numerous events. Events we have held in the past include: Beyond Walls Pro Squash Tournament, quarterly family events and various community service events.