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The latest from YDEKC and the field.

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Photo of Fahren Johnson, keynote speaker of Thriving Leaders event on April 9, 2021.

Announcing Fahren Johnson as YDEKC’s Thriving Leaders Keynote Speaker on April 9, 2021

by Anne Arias We are thrilled to announce Fahren Johnson, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Expanded Learning at Greentrike in Tacoma, as the keynote speaker for Thriving as a Leader in Changing Times, the first quarterly event in our new Thriving Leaders series!  I remember meeting Fahren [...]

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We’re Hiring: YDEKC Fundraising & Communications Manager

The YDEKC team is hiring for three positions throughout winter 2021. Join our [...]

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Topic: Hiring

Join us for a Partnership Quick Connections Series

Introducing... the virtual School-Community Partnership Quick Connections [...]

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Introducing YDEKC Leadership Discussion Groups

Grow your leadership network with YDEKC! We are excited to announce the launch of a new program exclusively for executive directors and senior leaders from YDEKC member organizations collectively focused on ensuring that Black, Indigenous, and youth of color thrive. Leadership Discussion Groups, [...]

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Advocacy Works — How To Advocate for Youth in 2021

The past year has given us strong evidence that advocating for youth development works, with new funding and recognition for the YD field! The 2021 legislative session has begun; join us February 9 for our virtual Advocacy Week [...]

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