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Newsroom

If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at Excel Beyond the Bell, you’ve come to the right place. Be sure to check back regularly to get our latest news updates.

 

News and Announcements

  • Learn how to implement “Turn the Curve” (TTC) thinking to help you improve your organization’s performance and improve the lives of children, families, and communities.

  • Join the Maryland Out of School Time Network for an interactive discussion and design session focused on Policy & Advocacy for Out of School Time Programs.

  • The Collaboration Council has a new job opening for a Project Director. For complete details and how to submit your cover letter and resume click on the title link for a pdf downloadable file.

  • Click link for Information & registration for our May Workshops.

  • Symposium

    We are excited to see you at the Symposium. Here's the date, time & location

    8:00AM-4:30PM
    April 3rd
    9630 Gudelsky Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
    Building ll

    8:00AM-3:30PM
    April 4th
    9630 Gudelsky Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
    Building ll

  • Just a reminder that EBB will close if school is closed tomorrow due to inclement weather. Check Alert Montgomery for school closings. Click link for more details.

  • 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.

    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.

    Click on Title link for more details and how to submit your letter of interest.

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

  • Clink link to find out about Grant opportunities from Afterschool Alliance

  • This is a new refresher course for participants who have completed the 4-day AYD training program offered by the Collaboration Council from 2012-January 2016. This workshop reviews youth development core concepts and provides tools and tips for implementing the youth development approach. Register by 12:00 noon February 2nd!

  • Check out our short video highlighting change and growth in 2016. Looking forward to another GREAT year. Thanks for being part of it!

  • Have you taken our Advancing Youth Development Training? Well, for the first time, we are offering you a Refresher course, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 9:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M., facilitated by our new Community of Practice Director, Elaine Johnson at our new office in Rockville. She will review youth development core concepts and provide tools and tips for implementing the youth development approach.

  • Identifying Trainers/Facilitators for the Community of Practice Youth Development Practitioners
    Issue Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
    First Closing Date: Monday, January 12, 2017, 4 p.m.

    Community of Practice for Youth Development Practitioners
    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. Click on the Title Link for complete details and how to submit your letter of interest.

  • Join us on Nov 16th as we celebrate the power of partnerships. Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith will be our guest speaker. We hope you will join us Nov 16th at the Silver Spring Civic Center from 5pm-7:30pm. RSVP today!

  • October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Here are some great resources to fight bullying.

  • October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is a real issue affects our children and families, here are some resources on what to look for and how to help.

  • Program Facilitator opening with Liberty's promise. Click link for more information.

  • Attention Youth Development Practitioners: The following YPQA workshops have a registration deadline of September 13: Learn about Building Community, Youth Voice, Planning and Reflection, Active Learning, and Homework Help. Visit our Training page to learn more about these and other upcoming workshops in October. Don't miss out, register today! http://excelbeyondthebell.org/professional/trainings.html

  • Click here for some great resources on after school including webinars and articles

  • Looking for ways to prevent chaos in a youth environment without stifling youth's positive energy? Youth need structure and clear limits in order to feel safe. Register today for this interactive workshop that will help strengthen your work in your development.

  • Structure and Clear Limits Registration Deadline Extended to 9/7

    Registration deadline extended until tomorrow for our workshop, Structure and Clear Limits, September 13, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Learn how to identify and maintain clear limits to help youth in your after-school program thrive. http://excelbeyondthebell.org/professional/trainings.html

  • Click the link if you are looking for CPR training.

  • Do you want to create a safe, supportive, and productive environment for youth to thrive in your after-school program? With help from our partners, we are offering a series of workshops this Fall using Weikart’s youth development approach which is based in positive youth development research. Upcoming registration deadlines are today, 9/6 and 9/13. Don't miss out, register today!

  • EBB Registration September 7th

    Be sure to check back here September 7th for class information, schedules and registration for all EBB sites.

  • Register today for a great YPQA workshop on "Active Participatory Approach" on Sept 8th . This training is sure to strengthen your work in Youth Development. Register today, time is limited!

  • Since 2005, the Collaboration Council has been recognizing outstanding individuals and public and private organizations in our community who have made a significant difference in the lives of our children, youth and families. Please help us recognize that special person or organization at our Annual Community Event to be held on the evening of Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the Civic Building in Silver Spring, MD. Deadline for submitting nominations is Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. For complete information and a link to the Online Nomination Form please click on above link.

  • Check out our current job openings for a full-time Professional Development Manager, and part-time reading instructors for our ACE Academy.

  • The Collaboration Council is hiring: One part time position - Data Administrator and one full time position - Professional Development Manager. For more details click on link above.

  • Seeking experienced reading instructors to conduct a comprehensive reading program for children in grades 1 through 5, ACE Academy 21st Century Community Learning Center in Takoma Park. See the job description for more details!

  • Get the necessary tools and skills to better engage and support youth in your program by registering for our Advancing Youth Development Training, August 22-25. A $500 value being offered FREE to the first 33 youth workers who register!

  • The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, will be celebrating partnerships like Excel Beyond the Bell on November 16.

  • Click here to find out more about Teaching Africa Day

  • Register today for this amazing training that is sure to strengthen your work in youth development! You don't want to miss this! Click the link to register today!

  • MOSTCON 2017 January 5 & 6. Register now and take advantage of Early Bird pricing - lock in your tickets at last year's rates from now until midnight on August 31st.

  • Click link to register today!

    Join the Center for Youth Program Quality on August 18 at 2pm EST as guest presenter John Weiss, of The Neutral Zone, shares strategies around building strong youth-adult partnerships, creating a youth advisory council, and incorporating youth leadership into programs. The Neutral Zone in Ann Arbor, Mich. is, a diverse, youth-driven teen center dedicated to promoting personal growth through artistic expression, community leadership, and the exchange of ideas.

  • The Montgomery County Collaboration Council is seeking experienced reading instructors to conduct a comprehensive reading program for children in grades 1 through 5 for the ACE Academy 21st Century Community Learning Center. Click on link above for job description and how to submit your cover letter and resume.

  • Check out five strategies for incorporating STEM, language and literacy into your program!

  • My Brothers Keeper and MENTOR offer a powerful document and guide to mentoring Boys and Young Men of Color

  • Join your neighbors and lets talk! The Community Conversation next Saturday is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to learn about current programs and services geared towards youth and teens in the Takoma Park area. Youth and teens will earn SSL hours for participating. Bring your gently used school supplies to help someone in need next school year.

  • Apply now for a Zucker Senatorial College Scholarship. Deadline is 7/1. Good luck!

  • Click here to to find out more about the Journal of Expanded Learning from our friends at Afterschool Alliance

  • Click here to register for a helpful and informative webinar on summer learning programs from our friends at Afterschool Alliance

  • Create a safe place for LGBTQ students in your after-school program. Learn specific techniques for collaborating with staff and families around sexuality, orientations, and gender diversity. Attend Into the Rainbow 5/27. Register by 5/20. Only four spaces left!

  • Click the link for a great article on how Anxiety leads to disruptive behavior. Learn how to identify anxiety in children and how to give kids the tools to handle anxiety.

  • Anxiety and Defiance in Students is to be expected in youth work. Here is a great article on how to De-escalate an Anxious or Defiant student.

  • Click the link and register today! The Youth Mental health & First Aid training is sure to be a great tool for your work in Youth Development. You don't want to miss out on this!

  • Time is running out to register for the 'Structure & Clear Limits" Register today!
    Structure and Clear Limits– How do you prevent chaos in a youth environment without stifling youth’s positive energy? Youth need structure and clear limits in order to feel safe. This interactive workshop helps participants analyze the level of structure in their programs and practice identifying and maintaining clear limits.

  • Structure and Clear Limits– How do you prevent chaos in a youth environment without stifling youth’s positive energy? Youth need structure and clear limits in order to feel safe. This interactive workshop helps participants analyze the level of structure in their programs and practice identifying and maintaining clear limits.

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