Beyond the Front Porch

Inspiring Education Through Exploration

At Beyond the Front Porch, we believe in free monthly educational field trips for students K-12. Our goals are to keep our students motivated, to complement classroom learning, and to positively engage our families.

What We Do

Beyond the Front Porch enables students who mostly come from under-served households to increase their potential for success by introducing them to places of educational value that will inspire their desire for life-long learning with the support of their families and loved ones.

Who We Serve

We bring educational experiences (including transportation and lunch) to underserved students who may not have the resources to participate in educational learning experiences beyond their current surroundings.

Where We Serve

We provide educational day trips in Douglasville (leaving Arbor Place Mall) and the Tri-Cities area (East Point, College Park, Hapeville, leaving from Greenbriar Mall) on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, respectively.

Our founder, Kascia Polk, has been awarded the Regions Bank 2024 Lee Ann Petty Heart of Service Award. This well deserved award is Regions’ highest honor for community involvement. While presenting the award, Regions Chairman, President, and CEO John Turner commented that Kascia’s “story is an example for all of us. Our mission is to make life better for the people and places we serve, and you put that mission into action in how you serve others every day.”

Some of Our Past Trips

Thanks to Beyond the Front Porch Sponsors

Beyond the Front Porch fosters a positive and fun environment for engagement and learning.

We involve the entire community to make our mission happen.

Thank you to everyone who voted for us as Best Non Profit in the Douglas County Sentinel’s Readers Choice Survey! We are very humbled and love our place in the community and the lives that we have touched.

Douglasville Sponsors

  • Greystone Power Foundation
  • Georgia Power Foundation
  • Winn 3 Charitable Fund
  • Subway (Chapel Hill and Central Church Rd)
  • Foreman’s Sanitation

Vision Partners

We would like to recognize those who believe in BTFP’s mission to support our efforts on a continuous basis. We rely on community support to help implement our vision. None of this would be possible without the generous financial support of our vision partners.

Tri-Cities Sponsors - Inactive

  • SA Recycling
  • Farmers Insurance
  • AETC
  • Airport Area Rotary Club
  • Bridge Builders
  • Bulldog Bistro