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BellXcel (, formerly Bell-Building Educated Leaders for Life, exists to transform the academic achievements, self-confidence and life trajectories of children living in underresourced communities. At no cost to families, BellXcel delivers student-centered summer learning solutions to 2,100 children in third through fifth grade who are falling behind in Montgomery County Title I schools.

Headquartered: Rockville (local headquarters)

Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

  • $250 sends a class of 20 students on a summer Friday field trip.
  • $1,500 supports academic instruction and engaging enrichment activities for one student.
  • $10,000 sponsors two teachers’ professional development, ensuring high-quality instruction for each classroom of 20 students.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Share the steps you took to achieve success at a “Career and College Pride Day.”
  • One day: Conduct on-site interviews with teachers, parents and students.
  • Internships