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.


Aug 21, 2019: YDEKC Member Advocacy Coffee Talk

Event Description Join our policy team, Rene Murry and Hikma Sherka, for an informal conversation about the ins and outs of advocacy, and current policy issues facing our organizations and youth in King County Time & Location Caffe Vita 5028 Wilson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 Wednesday, [...]

Category: Trainings & Events

Topic: Advocacy

It starts with Hello.

by Mona Grife Early on in my career, I would visit schools to invite students to sign-up for service-learning projects. One moment stands out in my mind. My colleague and I were just finishing up our short spiel in front of the class when a student quickly entered. As soon as he opened the door, [...]

Category: News

Strengthening Adult Mindsets and Social Emotional Skills

SEL Starts With Us: What does that mean to you? This was one of our Symposium themes in 2017, but in reflection after the event, we decided we wanted to be more explicit in our definition of what this means and how important it is to the work we do with young people. There is a range of changes [...]

Category: News

We’re hiring!

YDEKC is hiring an Administrative and Database Assistant! 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 youth-serving [...]

Category: News

Topic: Hiring