A broad-based coalition of Southern Arizonans—including hospitals and health organizations, environmental advocacy groups, community centers, outdoor recreation groups, and others—worked together to define BEYOND’s year-round focus. What evolved from that collaboration was a unique health formula emphasizing four key pillars and related objectives that support optimum physical and mental health, forming the basis of Beyond’s mission.
To provide a way for people to explore the outdoors and to understand why it’s important for the body and the mind.
To help people move regularly and understand why it is a key component to living a healthy lifestyle.
To encourage people to eat foods that are wholesome and nourishing to the body and understand why nutrition is important.
To improve community cohesion and involvement and understand the benefits of connecting with fellow community members.