Our Mission: To prepare students for life through teaching the life skills needed to run a home and prepare for a career.
Our Vision: All students are self-sufficient and ready for life.
Founded in 2021
Life Beyond the Books was founded by Trindy LeForge. It is a nonprofit charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) and is an Arizona State nonprofit corporation. Federal tax ID: 88-4150717.
This program is based on professionals in the community volunteering their time to teach a life skill to 8th grade students. For example, a professional chef teaches cooking, a paramedic firefighter teaches first aid, or a life coach teaches stress management.
The “brave” professionals who believed in this program and participated in the Life Beyond the Books Pilot – May 2021
2022-2023 Impact Report
• Automotive care
• Back to basics (tipping, meal planning)
• Basic budgeting
• Civic duty (jury duty, voting)
• Digital citizenry
• First aid
• Fitness and nutrition
• Graphics & presentations
• Hand tool usage (home maintenance)
• How to change a tire
• Safety & crime prevention
• Self confidence
• Stress management
These “take home items” help reinforce the life skill learned in class…and hopefully, the student will teach their siblings or parents what they learned.