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


  • 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 –

Who are my friends today?

Who Are My Friends Today? by Frederick W. CookI’m a

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Plant seeds today for trees tomorrow

Sometimes in the work we do, we find it difficult to reach people who are indoctrinated into an extremist ideology, but this doesn’t mean that our words fall on deaf ears. Sometimes it’s just listening to them that does the most good, sometimes what we say at the moment doesn’t quite sink in until much later. Make no mistake, your time is not wasted unless you let it go to waste or get overly emotional and lose them in the conversation altogether.

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The Duality of Extremism

THE DUALITY OF EXTREMISM by Frederick W. Cook Extremism is

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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