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 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 [...]

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Cultivating Belonging in Schools for Staff and Community Partners

Highline Community Partners Roundtable Part I by Anne Arias As we prepare for our annual Whole Child, Whole Day: A Social & Emotional Learning Symposium, I've been reflecting on what it means to cultivate belonging and a positive climate. I remember years ago stepping into a program [...]

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What does supporting the whole child mean to you?

by Mona Grife About a year ago, I went to a meeting about social & emotional learning that was expertly facilitated by Erin Okuno. I told her that day, I had a crush on her (even though I had just met her!) because of the artful way she made sure everyone was engaged. What stuck in my mind was [...]

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Introducing Rashad Norris, our 2019 SEL Symposium Keynote Speaker!

Announcing Our Symposium Keynote: Rashad Norris on Authentically Engaging Youth of Color with a Culturally Relevant Approach  by Anne Arias Each year as we are preparing for our annual Whole Child, Whole Day: A Social & Emotional Learning Symposium, we ask our Advisory Committee to [...]