• A Place to Learn – Slide 1
  • A Place to Laugh – Slide 1
  • A Place to Shine – Slide 1
  • A Place to Learn – Slide 2
  • A Place to Laugh – Slide 2
  • A Place to Shine – Slide 2

Welcome to The Next Stop!

Located in Suwanee, Georgia, The Next Stop provides opportunities for our members to socialize, enjoy recreation, and continue to learn three afternoons a week.

Surrounded by peers and mentors, members of The Next Stop enjoy stimulating afternoons laughing and enjoying friendships in a fulfilling and challenging way. We are a vibrant program offering high quality group activities, learning opportunities and personalized mentorship to our members!

Our Program

Having a place to belong and a place to enjoy friendships is important to all of us! Read more...


Our Vision

What happens when the school bus stops coming? The Next Stop! Read more...


Our Beginning

Based on their own family's needs, The LaRoche's knew they had been called to a mission beyond their wildest dreams. Read more...



Big or small, your gift makes a difference.

COVID Friendly Golf Tournament

Silent Auction

$10,000 Cash Raffle

Thank you to Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club and our very generous community of support that made The Next Stop’s 2020 fundraising a big success!

Trey has loved Next Stop from day one, and being able to stay in touch with his Next Stop family during the COVID-19 pandemic has made all the difference for him. The Next Stop immediately began Zoom groups for their members and reminded them that they are not "stuck" at home but "safe" at home. Hearing that message and being with his friends online, has helped him to better understand the situation and deal with his emotions. Listening to his conversations and helping him with his Next Stop projects and activities has helped us understand his perspective and has created a new kind of conversation in our house. We are forever grateful to The Next Stop team!

Check out all of the fun at The Next Stop!

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Received this sweet note in the mail from one of our members.   A sentiment felt by all. πŸ₯°β€οΈ
After a holiday break, The Next Stop returned to a delightful  show and share session.   A great way to begin 2021!

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I enjoyed being able to share what I got for Christmas today

Whether crafting, game playing or baking, we are thankful to have celebrated the Christmas season together. πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ…πŸΌ Merry Christmas from The Next Stop!

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Thanks to all the people who make Next Stop happen each week. You are all awesome folks, and we love you for all the hard work you put in to it.πŸ’“

Staying busy. Happy Holidays to Members and Staff. You all do such good work!

Since Friday is January 1st 2021 I am really hoping things will get back to normal soon so we all can see each other in person at the next stop and bowling, all of our favorite activities that we love very much πŸ™‚ I hope everyone has a great happy new year . see you'll on January the 12th in 15 more days .

Merry Christmas to all the Next Stoppers!! πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

Merry Christmas everyone

Best wishes to everyone for a safe and Merry Christmas!β€πŸŽ„πŸŽ€πŸŽ„πŸŽ€πŸŽ„β€

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Merry Christmas to All!

Wishing all our TNS families a very Merry ChristmasπŸŽ„πŸ₯³ and hope 2021 brings us all good thingsπŸ€žπŸ»πŸ™β€οΈ

Merry Christmas Everyone!!! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŒŸ

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Gosh, I missed being at the next stop during the Christmas season. We all had so much fun in past years. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas.

Great job everyone!β€πŸŽ„β€

Awesome job guys!

Another way we enjoyed our virtual Christmas season--background changes!  😊

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Our members have really advanced so far with Zoom and kudos to their parents/caregivers for helping make all of this happen! Our staff, volunteers and Board of Directors have done an amazing job throughout this awful pandemic. Looking forward to a better 2021.

I had fun doing this . I hope everyone has a great Merry Christmas and a happy new year . that video that I saw in the email was really cool .

merry christmas and a happy new year! you guys are still number 1 best friends no matter what! my friends over here are kids by the way!


Stocking cap Christmas tree ornaments made and hung by our awesome crafty members πŸ€—

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How are those made?? They're so cute!!

Those stocking caps are so cute. Love all your creative creations. πŸ₯°πŸ’•

So cute! I see you handsome Justin Harris πŸ’™πŸ₯°

Very cute!!!

my momma Debbie and I are not going to be putting up a Christmas tree this year because of her back pain but once it gets fixed then hopefully we will do the Christmas tree . so I just put my hat that I made on a china cabinit at home in the family room .


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Some Next Stop family Thanksgiving celebrations πŸ₯°

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Looks like a lot of great family time! Yes we are all blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving Next stop families 😊

Great happy pics! πŸ’•

Wonderful Thanksgiving pics and blessings.

TODAYs the DAY!  Your gift no matter big or small is appreciated and will have a positive impact on The Next Stop as we move forward into 2021.  https://www.gagives.org/organization/The-Next-Stop-Foundation

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yes I am definitely ready to go back to the next stop again in person because I really miss all of my friends in person so that's why I have been praying every day in 2 religions that everyone follows the cv rules by wearing a mask and washing their hands often, try to stay 6 feet apart so we all can go back to the normal schedule again at the next stop and bowling, church and dance, hanging out with friends again . πŸ™‚

Tomorrow is when the whole world unites to celebrate generosity--Giving Tuesday.  Thank you for considering The Next Stop!  Early giving happening now.  https://www.gagives.org/organization/The-Next-Stop-Foundation
Justin makes dinner for his family during our β€œCooking with Karin” Zoom session. 🀩

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SO impressed! You have some amazing chefs in the TNS group!

Looks awesome Justin! Bet it was delicious!

Great job Justin! Looks very yummy.

I love Miss Karin’s pot pie and always had fun making it!! Yours looks perfect, great hot Justin!!

Way to go Justin... that looks so yummy!!!! πŸ˜‹

Looks delicious!

Lookin good Justin!

Great job Justin!πŸ˜‹

Way to go Justin!!!!

Oooo that looks sooo good!

Whoop whoop good job Justin!

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World Wide Giving Tuesday being celebrated on December 1st.   Georgia Gives open now through then.

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I'm very happy for this πŸ™‚

The happiest birthday wishes to our kind, generous and talented Mr. Lawrence!  Glad we could share in your special day.

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Happy birthday Mr. Lawrence. Our members really loved your birthday performance. Thanks again.

I had fun doing alot of dancing yesterday to get my steps in and calories burned off πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday to Mr. Lawrence and he's 51 years old.

Happy birthday! Thanks for all you do.

Happy Birthday

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