News and Events

The latest from YDEKC and the field.

This page shares all of our blog posts, starting from the most recent. Please use the category pages and topic tags below to view specific themes!


Welcome, new YDEKC staff!

We are so excited to introduce you to two new phenomenal women who have joined our small but mighty staff team at YDEKC! As we continue to shape our programming and policy work moving forward in service of our renewed mission, we are thrilled to have Na’Quel Walker join our program team, and [...]

Category: Blog

Topic: Hiring

A Deep Dive into the American Rescue Plan and ESSER III Funding Stream

Dive deep into ESSER III funding streams and how districts can use the funding stream to partner with [...]

Category: Blog

Topic: Advocacy

Flyer for event, Thriving as a Leader in Changing Times, April 9, 2021

Announcing Our Presenters for Thriving Leaders Event (April 9, 2021)

by Anne Arias This has been such a difficult year for so many of us, and “thriving” may be the last thing we feel capable of right now. This past week, for example, brought so much grief and anger back to the surface. After watching a video from the WA State Department of Health from last fall [...]

Holistic Life Foundation flyer with a young person sitting cross-legged, relaxed with eyes closed.

Holistic Life Foundation: Free Drop-in Chair Yoga Classes for Youth Development Professionals (Supported by YDEKC and School’s Out Washington)

Register now for a drop-in Chair Yoga Session! Holistic Life Foundation will host 30-minute sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays through April [...]

Category: News
A silhouette of two hands reaching toward each other.

Reflections — a YDEKC “Year in [Pandemic] Review”

YDEKC Executive Director, Jessica Werner, reflects on the pivots and successes of the last year during the COVID-19 [...]

Category: Blog