Excel Beyond the Bell
Excel Beyond the Bell uses data to advocate for increased access to first-rate developmental programs. When we see something works for one part of the city, we think it’s critical to expand that throughout San Antonio so every child has access to high-quality programs.
Our Core Beliefs
Excel Beyond the Bell San Antonio began in 2012 as a professional network to develop and ensure standards for five-star youth development programs and to ensure young people in Bexar County have access to the developmental relationships they need to succeed.
Data provided to the network from local school districts helps all partners better understand young people in their organizations and it empowers youth development leaders to not just anecdotally know why developmental relationships are important — it provides them with evidence on which to base organizational decisions.
Partners Within The Network Commit to:
Share data to identify and continuously improve access and quality of programs
Integrate a racial equity lens into community organizations' programming
Expand access to Developmental Assets and relationships in youth development programs throughout San Antonio
Learning and implementing a culture of continuous improvement into partner organizations through a community of practice
By The Numbers:
For every $1 spent in youth development programming, the community generates $3
Where We Focus
Maximizing high quality youth development programming
Expanding access to Developmental Relationships citywide
Advocating for local youth development practitioners to gain the training and capacity to support our community's young people
About Excel Academy
Create a city where every young person has access to the relationships and emotional support they need
Be part of a 10-month cohort of youth development professionals like you, committed to Developmental Relationships and Adaptive Leadership
Acquire the capacity, tools and resources you need to integrate and practice Developmental Relationships as part of your Social Emotional Learning framework