Foundation history

Since 2005 Beyond Differences has been the most innovative grassroots organization in Greenville. Beyond Differences stands above all youth organizations. We develop youth who are critical thinkers. ethically grounded, community conscious, socially reasonable, and culturally adapted. Beyond Differences is the only organization in Greenville County that created the youth on the youth mentor model. We can boast that other than Greenville Forward, a Greenville City, and United Way sponsored organization, Beyond Differences has been the most prolific  community organization in the volume of the work produced or created. 

Guiding Principles

 We will always work to ensure that Beyond Differences’ Officers, Staff, and Employees work diligently in setting the tone of mutual respect to race and culture as we develop community relations  

 Beyond Differences’ Officers, Staff, and Employees are in the forefront of creating dialogues that embrace tolerance and acceptance of a cross-cultural community.  

 Beyond Differences’ Officers, Staff, and Employees will emphasize cultivating of youth leadership and involvement in all cross-culture events, programs, or projects for the community.  

Beyond Differences Officers, Staff, and Employees will assist, support, and promote all aspects of community cross-culture development. 

 Beyond Differences Officers, Staff, and Employees will work to assist, support, and promote all aspect of minority involvement in the total economic development of the community.   

Current Initiatives

Youth

  • Greenville Youth Cross Cultural Leadership Council
  • Our Radio
  • ACCESS
  • We Teach
  • STRYVE - Striving to reduce youth violence everywhere
  • Youth Summit

Justice

  • Race Matters
  • Book and Movie Symposiums

Beyond Differences

  • Shared Knowledge Conference