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.


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, [...]

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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 [...]

Fall 2016 Road Map Region Social and Emotional Learning Symposium

Whole Child, Whole Day: Elevating and Integrating Social-Emotional Learning On October 7, 2016 YDEKC hosted a first-of-its-kind symposium on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Road Map region. The symposium brought together school and community leaders, funders, and researchers [...]

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