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.”

Register here for the E-Learning Collaborative in Partnership with the Out of School Time Professional Development Center

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News & Announcements

  • The Out-of-School Time Resource Center is a great organization based in Pennsylvania. Click this link to find helpful documents from the OSTRC. The OSTRC’s Document Library was created in collaboration with Philadelphia’s Out-of-School Time Professional Development Project. The Library features hundreds of OST-related documents sorted into multiple categories and content areas.

  • Addressing trauma is now the expectation, not the exception, in behavioral health and community organizations. There is an urgency to spread the understanding of trauma far beyond the scope of the clinical and peer workforce to ensure everyone in an organization is becoming trauma-informed. But, what does “becoming trauma-informed” mean for direct care behavioral health and community providers?
    Click the link to register for an upcoming webinar that will help strengthen your program and work in youth development

  • The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) is a great resource for anyone in the field of Youth Development. Click this link for helpful news, resources and publications.