Beyond Barriers

Freedom from the barriers of the mind

Welcome to

Beyond Barriers

Committed to a new approach of countering and preventing extremism, Beyond Barriers seeks to dismantle the barriers that bind the minds of those imprisoned by extremist ideologies or groups.

Beyond Barriers was founded by ex-extremist Jeff Schoep and its multi-racial team is comprised of individuals who are experts in their field.

Our Areas of

Focus

  • Extremism Prevention
    • Prevention starts with our youth. (S.A.V.E. – Students Anti-Violence Engagement)
    • Community Education & Engagement: Counter Extremism and Prevention Methods.
    • Civil Discourse seminars and trainings.
    • Counter-narrative messaging projects
  • Disengagement & Deradicalization services.
    • Provide support for individuals & families leaving extremism.
    • Reintegration of former extremists back into society
  • Providing support and resources for at-risk families
  • Field & Empirical Research: Counter-Extremism & Deradicalization
  • Public speaking, training workshops & seminars

Beyond Barriers Team

Meet the individuals who are helping to shape brighter futures.

Workshops & Conferences

Offering in-person or virtual workshops and speaking engagements

Podcasts & Talks

Listen to Beyond Barriers Media – interviews and more –

Let’s Talk About White Replacement Theory

This ideology has fueled everything from the Oklahoma City bombing to this most recent tragedy in Buffalo, hate crimes across the globe, as well as antisemitism on both sides of the political fence. White replacement Theory is based on an ideology of fear, that an invisible group of one of the world’s smallest minorities is all powerful and has it out for the white man.

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It starts at HOME, It starts with our YOUTH

The lessons we are fast reaffirming as a culture — between the Buffalo NY shooting just a week ago and the Uvalde Texas elementary school shooting — is this: It starts at home and it starts with our youth. This isn’t just a ‘white supremacy’ problem – if it was

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A Call For Change

As the US deals with another tragedy, and one hard to understand as the victims are primarily elementary school children, we search for answers. There isn’t enough that can be done, there aren’t condolences to fit, in this time. And all those in recovery, like those in Oxford, Michigan, are forced to relive their own tragedy, the memories of horror refreshed.

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Beyond Barriers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which means your donations are tax deductible.

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“When two people talk with mutual respect and listen with a real interest in understanding another point of view, when they try to put themselves in the place of another, to get inside their skin, they change the world, even if it is only by a minute amount, because they are establishing equality between two human beings.” – Theodore Zeldin