Welcome to Excel Beyond the Bell!

Our Excel Beyond the Bell Collaborative is a public-private partnership created by the Collaboration Council to inspire our youth to realize their full potential by offering safe, quality and accessible out-of-school time programs. Together with the Montgomery County Recreation Department and Montgomery County Public Schools, we offer the EBB Middle School Program at seven schools while striving to increase positive outcomes for youth across the county by creating and supporting a high-quality after school workforce.

“There are a lot of new things that I have learned, that you think you know as a parent, teacher, youth development practitioner, but you really just don’t, so I highly recommend to anyone to take this class!”

“EBB support was the best.  The staff at the schools were all positive, ready to go and informed about our kids.  I always felt that they had the kids’ best interests at heart and really wanted to provide them with a positive after school opportunity.”

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News & Announcements

  • Job Opportunity: Project Director

    The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families is seeking an experienced, competent and caring leader to establish and manage a comprehensive 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program for school age youth. This individual will coordinate the development and implementation of academic support and enrichment programs as well as practices supporting positive social and emotional growth through character education and service learning. This is a full time position (37.5 hours per week). Reliable transportation is a must as travel is required locally and statewide.

  • National Bully Awareness Month

    October is National Bully Awareness Month and today, October 5th, is World Day of Bullying Prevention. As such we have provided an entire page dedicated to Bullying Prevention that is full of information and resources on the topic. Check out the page by clicking the link in the title!

  • Cyber-Walk Through: Professional Development in Family Engagement

    From the Harvard Family Research Project:

    "Come and join us at Harvard Family Research Project for a 20-minute cyber walk-through of the professional development section of our website. You can discover tools to engage practitioners in problem solving and reflective practice in their partnerships with families.

    In this cyber walk-through, we will highlight a variety of professional development resources, including family engagement cases, an interactive case, and the Create Your Own Case Toolkit---each of which utilizes the best of what adult learning has to offer to promote family engagement. We will also explore tools that can be used to assess learner progress."

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