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Beyond the Classroom

Team members: Larry Bagwell, Brian Barron, Cynthia Cambron, Becky Faulkner,
James Jordon, Michael Padilla, Chris Smith, Janet Wade, Bianca Walker

Beyond the Classroom is an initiative seeking to provide middle school students from high-risk communities with the tools they need to excel in life. The project is made up the following elements: target audience, instruction, mentoring, research, and fund development. Students from Tanglewood Middle School will receive life skills training through Warehouse Theatre staff twice a month, while also having mentors to help in their development. The group will partner with Clemson University to collect data before, during and after the project to determine the impact it has had amongst the students. The long-term goal of the project is to develop an ongoing program that will be shared throughout all middle schools in Greenville County.