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

  • RE-ISSUE OPEN SOLICITATION #2016-52 :Identifying Trainers/Facilitators for the Youth Development Community of Practice
    Re-Issue Date: Monday December 4, 2017
    Closing Date: Wednesday December 20, 2017 4:00 PM
    Youth Development Community of Practice: The Community of Practice (CoP) of the Collaboration Council coordinates the training and education/academic programs for youth development practitioners working in youth-serving fields such as workforce development, mentoring, recreation, and juvenile justice, with a focus on disconnected youth ages 16-24.

    The Collaboration Council seeks letters of interest/proposals from organizations and qualified individuals to conduct workshops identified from meetings and surveys of youth development practitioners in Montgomery County. This solicitation seeks to identify qualified trainers to deliver workshops with content that build/strengthen the core competencies of youth development practitioners and deepen the learning experience with facilitation guided by adult learning principles. A few solicited topics for reissue include:
    Motivational Interviewing, Creating Gender Specific Programming for Girls of Color, Adolescents and Social Media in Youth Programs, and more. Click on title link for complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest.

  • Peer Connector Outreach Pilot
    Open Solicitation #2017-58

    Issue Date: November 20, 2017
    Closing Date: Monday, December 11, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
    On any given day in Montgomery County, thousands of disconnected youth (ages 16-24 who are neither in school or working) can be found in need of opportunity and reconnection to education or employment. In many cases, these youth aren’t easily identifiable and therefore aren’t steered toward reengagement activities that could improve their long-term outcomes. This solicitation seeks to identify and select a qualified community-based organization with strong ties to the East County community (Briggs Chaney, White Oak, and Burtonsville) and its surrounding neighborhoods. Qualified applicants will be organizations either willing to hire or currently having on staff at least two individuals who have lived experience having been disconnected in Montgomery County that can serve as “peer outreach connectors”. For complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest click on title link.

  • Afterschool should be a place where all kids feel safe. @Tolerance_org shares how to support immigrant/refugee youth.