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Montgomery Community Media: Local Leaders Celebrate the Launch of the BELL Program

JULY 25, 2016 | BY SONYA BURKEMontgomery County officials are celebrating the launch of the Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) program this summer. The program will serve one thousand students a year for four years. Councilmember Nancy Navarro said this innovative program approaches the...

Montgomery County Public Schools: New Program for Elementary Students Designed to Help Close Achievement Gap

Home → Story Archive → StoryOn July 20, MCPS and county government officials gathered at Weller Road ES to celebrate the successful launch of the Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) program. BELL is a five-week summer program for second and third grade students that is designed to help close...

The Mercury News: From Coding to Slack-Lining: Cool Bay Area Camps Aim to Stop Summer Slide

By Sharon Noguchi, snoguchi@bayareanewsgroup.com POSTED: 07/21/2016 04:54:20 AM PDTJewelry making, film appreciation, hiking, slacklining, graphic-novel design, coding, dodgeball - the electives list for Aim High reads like a cool summer camp, but this program is right in the students' own East...

The Washington Post: Are Summer 'Camps' the Next Frontier in Helping Disadvantaged Students Catch Up?

EducationRising fourth-grader Camila Lora, 8, center, throws her arms in the air during a dance class. On the right is Yenifer Argueta, 9. Montgomery County has a new summer program that aims to helping narrow the county's persistent achievement gap. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)By Donna St...

WJLA: Nonprofit Summer Enrichment Program Helps Close Achievement Gap in Md.

BY KELLYE LYNN/ABC7 | WEDNESDAY, JULY 20TH 2016Nonprofit summer enrichment program helps close achievement gap in Md. (ABC7) | View photo gallerySILVER SPRING, Md. (ABC7) - School is in session at Cresthaven Elementary in Silver Spring, Md., even though it's July."I'm here because I want to get more...

BELL and the Y Recognized as Finalists for the Massachusetts Excellence Award in Collaboration

Photo Left: The finalists for the 2016 Massachusetts Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Photo Right: Kristy Lee of New England Cable News with BELL CEO Tiffany Cooper Gueye and YMCA of Greater Boston CEO James Morton at the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network's Nonprofit Awareness Day Excellence Award...

The Greenville News: Partnerships keep students OnTrack

Published Sunday, April 3, 2016For both parents and children, the middle school years can be an exciting time filled with change, challenge and possibility. While children are coming into their own as independent, thoughtful young people, emotions and awkwardness can also run high.To use a popular...

Chronicle of Philanthropy: How Small Groups Reach Millions

PARTNERSHIP: Building Educated Leaders for Life, or BELL, is working with the Y to expand the reach of its successful summer learning program. Here, students in a BELL summer program in Queens, N.Y., mix in some dance practice.Building Educated Leaders for Life, or BELL, runs a program to...