Hello BELL Friends and Family,
With each year, BELL takes important steps toward closing the achievement and opportunity gap in underserved communities. 2016 was no exception. In partnership with schools, districts, nonprofits, donors, and communities across the country, BELL served over 14,500 scholars this year. Yet this only tells part of our story of impact. BELL also provided over 1,700 educators with a unique, job-embedded professional development experience. This group of school leaders and classroom teachers learned, and more importantly, tried out effective practices that they then used during the school day.
2016 also marked an important year for BELL’s growing footprint across the country. BELL programs were delivered in 35 communities and 21 states and we are on track to add a large number of new communities through innovative partnerships with districts, nonprofits, and local collaboratives. As more communities experience BELL, we get closer to forming a nation of scholars who are excited to learn, prepared to excel, and motivated to succeed.
On behalf of the scholars we serve, thank you for your continued support.
Chair, BELL Board of Directors