News and Events

The latest from YDEKC and the field.

Visit this site to learn about upcoming YDEKC training opportunities and events,  urgent advocacy priorities, new and exciting research relevant to our field, and important happenings in the King County youth development community.


We’re Hiring!

YDEKC is Hiring a New YDEKC Project Manager! Overview: Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) is a coalition of youth-serving organizations and a cross-sector convener working to improve outcomes for young people. Representing the executive leadership of King County youth-serving [...]

Category: News

Topic: Hiring

YDEKC Field Notes – October 2016

Greetings YDEKC Members and Friends - Attending the National Summer Learning Conference hosted by School's Out Washington and NSLA last week here in Seattle provided a great time to reflect on YDEKC's first 5 years and how far we have come as a youth development field locally and nationally. Now, [...]

Category: News

Topic: Field Notes

YDEKC Action Alert – Seattle City Budget Feedback

Advocacy Action Alert - Seattle City Budget Feedback Greetings Friends! YDEKC has been involved at the Seattle Human Services Coalition (SHSC) Steering Committee and Budget Committee level, present at the last two City Budget hearings, and testified at the first on behalf of youth [...]

Topic: Advocacy

YDEKC Shared Advocacy Agenda – October 2016

Deep Dive into Advocacy: Our Shared Agenda What does it take to be an advocate? “In its broadest sense, advocacy means 'any public action to support and recommend a cause, policy or practice.' That covers a lot of public actions, from displaying
 a bumper sticker to sounding off with a [...]