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Are you ready for the 2019 Legislative Session?

POSTED ON December 15, 2018

Youth Development Executives of King County 
Working together to advance the youth development field

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Greetings YDEKC Members & Friends,

With the new year comes a new Legislative Session! In this era of political unrest, rapid economic change, and overwhelming amounts of news, coordinated advocacy has never been more important.

Over the last two years, from the implementation of Best Starts for Kids to the launch of the new Department of Children, Youth, and Families, we’ve seen new investment in the young people of our region.

Now, our advocacy needs to shift focus on the importance of prevention and promotion programs in helping all of our young people reach their full potential.

Read below to explore several upcoming opportunities to have your voice heard!

In Service,
Jessica Werner
Executive Director, Youth Development Executives of King County |

Advocacy Day for Youth Development and Expanded Learning on January 15th
Washington State Capitol Building, Olympia, 1/15/2019, 8:00AM-5:00PM
Join YDEKC, School’s Out Washington, and SOAR on January 15th for Advocacy Day in Olympia! Come get inspired, get equipped with talking points about youth development and expanded learning, and meet with your legislators. Learn more here and sign up here!

Advocacy Day Training Webinar
Webinar, 1/9/2019, 11:00AM-12:30PM
Join YDEKC, School’s Out Washington, and SOAR for a webinar to learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about advocacy and educating policymakers about youth development and expanded learning opportunities. Learn more and register here!

Department of Children, Youth, and Families Webinar: Governor’s Budget Overview
Webinar, 12/19/2018, 11:00AM-12:00PM
The Department of Children, Youth, and Families is hosting a webinar to provide an overview of the Governor’s budget for the 2019 legislative session. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. Attend the webinar by going here at 11:00AM on December 19th! The webinar will be posted here shortly following its completion.

6th Annual Nonprofit Legislative Reception
The Governor’s Mansion, Olympia, 2/12/2019, 5:30PM-7:00PM
Join Washington Nonprofits at the Governor’s Mansion to mingle with elected officials, connect with peers from across the state, and celebrate the contributions that nonprofit organizations make to our communities. Learn more and register here! *Registration is required before February 4, 2019, and a photo ID is needed to enter the Governor’s Mansion.

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Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) is a coalition of youth-serving organizations working together to improve outcomes for young people.