There is less than 48 hours until Giving Hearts Day! Let's talk about BEYOND- the youth transition program Independence, Inc., provides to area high schools. BEYOND stands for Building and Encouraging Youth Opportunities in North Dakota. Since 2011, the BEYOND program has grown to serve over 220 students a year in 11 regional high schools. BEYOND supports and empowers youth in making successful transitions into adulthood and independent living. There are several weeks of activities provided in the classrooms that focus students on leadership, advocacy, disability pride, and self awareness.