Robert Bell


Robert Bell was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and is a product of New York City Public Education system. He attended John F. Kennedy High School. After completing his high school education Robert left New York City to attend Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland where he studied Psychology and Criminal Justice. As a troubled youth himself, Rob’s goal was to complete his college degree and then embark on a career either in the corrections system or working with delinquent youth. After completing his education at Morgan State Rob worked in various capacities with different agencies that permeated through Baltimore City and County. Rob has worked in juvenile detention, group homes, residential treatment centers, juvenile court system, alternative schools and traditional schools. After working for 15 years in various capacities with troubled youth and their families in Baltimore Rob felt that he needed to be in a better position to properly help the youth & families he’s been working with so he decided to go back to school and pursue his master’s degree. He and his family moved from Baltimore to Washington, DC. Rob received his MSW from the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Social Work in 2010. Once a resident of Washington, DC, Robert applied and accepted a position with the Prince George’s County Health Department Youth & Community Service program as a Social Worker. After working in that capacity for 12 years counseling youth, families, couples, and working on the County Juvenile Drug Court team, Robert accepted his current position as the Program Director at a youth and young adult behavioral health program and homeless shelter. In addition to this new position Robert is also currently in pursuit of his Doctorate degree in Strategic Leadership in Behavioral Health, which he is slated to completed by December 2024.

Rob is a husband of 26+ years, married to his college sweetheart Charlotte Watson-Bell. While he works with the youth in the mental health profession, his wife Charlotte works with elementary and middle school youth as the Chairperson for the school system’s Special Education Department. They both share a passion in helping youth become the best of themselves they can be. Rob and Charlotte have three children Ayana, a graduate from Morgan State class of 2017 with a degree in Information Systems, Aniya a current senior at Wichita State University studying Forensic Science and playing on the women’s varsity basketball team, and Amari is a freshman at Morgan State University where he is studying Architecture. Robert loves the work he does with the youth, families, and his community and not only does he take it seriously, but he sees it as his life’s work and purpose. He attributes his work ethic and passion for youth work to his mother who he says never gave up on him and always believed that GOD had a special and unique purpose for his life.