• 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.

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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Members sure enjoyed introducing themselves to our new yoga teacher.  Coming to us all the way from Philadelphia, we welcome Ms. Nadia to the Next Stop!

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this really helps my balance a lot I need to do this more often so it can really help me with my balance issues .

Welcome Nadia, so glad your here teaching our members new yoga moves!

We are so happy to have you teaching yoga Nadia!

Sorry I missed it

Always fun to celebrate Mardi Gras with The Next Stop--even from our own homes 😊

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What a fun day we all had learning about and celebrating Mardi GrasπŸ˜€

What a fantastic virtual Fat Tuesday we had at The Next Stop! Our members were treated to an hour long interactive informative presentation about Mardi Gras by Ms. Kathy and another hour plus cooking their own King Cake with Ms. Karin.

WOW! SO impressed with all your culinary skills! πŸ˜‹ πŸ’œπŸ’š

I really enjoyed doing this with the masks it was really fun πŸ™‚

πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’› Wow 😳 members. You'll did such a great job making the masks and cakes. They are awesome. Thanks to Mrs Kathy for the fun hour of learning πŸ’œ,πŸ’šπŸ’›. I learned a few new ones myself.πŸ€—

Miss everyone

Great job y’all. Lots of fun!πŸŽ­πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸŽ­

Looking good y'all

Jaclyn Bean's cake looks like a goober cake with the beads on it and the feathers on there .

WOW!!! You guys, these king cakes look mighty tasty πŸ‘… and you all look awesome in your masks! βšœοΈπŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œβšœοΈ

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Our dedicated staff was so happy to see some of our members today as we passed out Mardi Gras and Valentine goody bags.

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Great to see a lot of our members today. Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

I am just going to be watching everyone make the king cake on Tuesday

It filled my heart to get to see and chat with so many of our members & families today πŸ’–

I was gonna make a silly comment about masks & trick or treat, but never mind. 😊 y’all do such great things & kindness on a cold wet Sat. πŸ₯°πŸ’•πŸ’•

So happy to say hello to some of our members and families today❀️

So sorry I missed it

God Bless you guys!!!

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A beloved Next Stop member who moved away 3 years ago, joined us today on Zoom!   It was a great surprise for so many of our members who have known him for a long time.

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Wouldn't it be neat if, for at least one meeting a week, Zoom could make long distance participation possible for members whose families had to move away, even after in-person meetings resume?

Wow, blast from the past. Good to see you again Ankur!

Really cool seeing Ankur on zoom

yep it was really cool to see Ankur again now on zoom . I know I am friends with him on Facebook too but hope to see you again some day on zoom or in person at tns at ssa whenever you are not busy .

So glad you came today Ankur!

Great to see you Ankur!

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TNS loves all the at-home cooking assistants that help our members participate in our Zoom cooking session. There are moms, dads, a brother in law, and a sister represented here today :-)  Mexican lasagna for dinner tonight!

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There are gonna be a lot of happy tummies tonightπŸ˜‹ Great job everyone❣️

I always love those smiling faces. πŸ₯°

Looking good team Next Stop!

That sounds yummy!!

So good to see everyone again today

Awesome job!

Mrs. Kara misses all of yall

I enjoyed watching everyone cook today . I know I was talking about cutting out fatting its just we were talking about exercises alot on zoom with Mrs. Miquel more than social media a couple of times that's why I brought it up . Rachel's and Sarah Jaye's, Stephanie's dish did look delicious .

Great job everyone. Love seeing all these smiling faces❀

Great job guys!

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A heartfelt reflection πŸ’–
While researching the idea of creating The Next Stop in 2006, newspaper articles among many other things were reviewed and collected.  It was a welcome surprise to run across this old article featuring a young fellow who unbeknownst to us then would one day be a member of The Next Stop. 😊

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The Next Stop has come a long way, and y’all have done so much good for so many. I remember when it was just a thought . . . for the need. πŸ₯°πŸ’•

I remember Trey from Hull Middle School!

We are so grateful to be a part of the Next Stop family! ❀️

This hits me in the feels!!! ❀️❀️❀️

How cool is this!?!🀩

Miss seeing my friends at next stop

Trey...my heart❣️

Camie Williams looks like you wrote the article in this post. ❀️

Kim Holliday Mynatt recognize anyone?

This is so great.

I love this!❀

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Great job Nick!  Bet your family enjoyed the chicken noodle casserole you helped prepare on Zoom cooking day πŸ˜‹

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Yep! It was Yummy!!!! Always great when Chef Nick is in the kitchen!

Nick, you did a great job... that looks delicious! I’m sure your family enjoyed eating it with you! πŸ˜‹

Looks delicious!!!! Way to go Nick!!!

Way to go nick! When is nick's deli opening?

Looks wonderful Nick I can almost smell it!!

Way to go Nick!!! I bet it tastes delicious!!

So fun hanging out with friends

Sure does. Barb

That looks delicious! Great job, Nick!

Looks yummy!!

That looks good !!

That looks scrumptious‼️πŸ₯°

way to go Nick πŸ™‚ that's my boyfriend that we are talking about your girlfriend is very proud of you πŸ™‚ keep up the good work πŸ™‚

Awesome job Nick!!

Great Nick!!

Great job Nick!

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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!


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