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Stories of Impact

Equity through opportunity

We’re reaching more young people where they are, through the adults they know, with strategies that work. BellXcel’s high-quality solution is a strong foundation. However, true stories of impact come when scholars are thriving, educators are creating powerful experiences, and communities engage families in a way that all children have the opportunity to excel.

300k+ scholars impacted through BX-powered programs nationwide
Over 20k educators empowered through professional learning and coaching
BX-powered programs across a diversity of rural and urban communities in 35+ states
30 years of multiple third-party studies validating BX-powered programs

Scholar Impact

Children who engage in BellXcel-powered youth programs are called 'scholars' - they demonstrate substantial gains in learning and self-confidence, as well as, joy in the pursuit of learning.

Meet Geffrey

Geffrey is a rising 6th grade scholar in his first summer enrolled in a BellXcel-powered summer program. Tell… More

Meet Myima

Myima is a rising 7th grade scholar in her second summer enrolled in a BellXcel-powered summer program.  … More

“They’re getting instruction at their level, that makes sense to them.”

Jovita Melgar

Academic Teacher, Big Lift Inspiring Summers

Educator Impact

BellXcel empowers educators with evidence-based training and professional development shown to significantly influence their approach to teaching all year long.

“I think my approach to teaching is completely different overall. The growth mindset is embedded in everything I do now.”

Teacher Interview

Bellwether Education Partners Report

Educators Say Summer is an Excellent Opportunity to Polish Skills and Grow in their Careers

Scholars are not the only ones benefitting from YMCA of Greater San Antonio’s Power Scholar Academy (PSA). In… More

Professional Learning that Leads to Increased Teacher Satisfaction ... and Scholar Success!

Q&A with Beth Putnam, Assistant Director, Department of Alternative Education, Saint Paul, MN The mission of the Department… More

Watch Our Partners in Action

All across the country, our youth development and school partners deliver evidence-based youth programs that demonstrate strong outcomes.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s Power Scholars Academy (PSA), powered by BellXcel, is a key pillar of the Y’s mission to build better and stronger communities.

Learn about the impact to scholars and educators alike at The Big Lift, one of the signature initiatives of Silicon Valley’s Community Foundation’s Center for Early Learning, aimed to serve underperforming children in their community.

From shining scholar to empowered leader, hear about Brandon's experience through the years, including his mother's perspective, as he now gives back to his community.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s Power Scholars Academy (PSA), powered by BellXcel, is a key pillar of the Y’s mission to build better and stronger communities.

Learn about the impact to scholars and educators alike at The Big Lift, one of the signature initiatives of Silicon Valley’s Community Foundation’s Center for Early Learning, aimed to serve underperforming children in their community.

From shining scholar to empowered leader, hear about Brandon's experience through the years, including his mother's perspective, as he now gives back to his community.

Community Impact

Equity through opportunity happens when all children and families have access to high-quality learning experiences in the communities where they live. Rural, urban, and everywhere in-between - BellXcel solutions ensure access anywhere, anyhow, any way.

Meeting the Complex Summer Learning Needs of a Rural Community

Wabash is a small, tight-knit community, with a population of just over 10,000, located in the north central… More

Investment Leads to Impact in Washington, D.C.

It’s a bustling summer morning outside of Seaton Elementary School in the historic Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C.… More

"This is my community. What pulls me in is knowing that we are helping children become more successful."

Catherine Alvarado

Senior Director of Grant Administration and Program Innovation, YMCA San Antonio, TX