Advocacy & Funding Resources: YDEKC advocates for durable funding for youth-serving organizations supporting young people to thrive.
- School’s Out Washington (SOWA) is a recipient of the Million Girl Moonshot Grant, which has given them the opportunity to expand their resources for STEM programming across Washington state, focusing on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color), girls, and genderfluid/nonbinary youth. They need your help assessing the need for STEM PD in Washington. Fill out their provider survey for a chance to win a $50 digital gift card!
- Watch Dr. Jeff Duchin of Seattle & King County Public Health speak with YDEKC’s Policy & Communications Coordinator Hikma Sherka about how COVID-19 spreads and what we can do to keep our friends and families healthy.
- The impacts of COVID-19 morbidity and mortality have not been felt equally by all populations in Washington State. The pandemic has exacerbated the inequities among historically marginalized communities and those disproportionately impacted due to structural racism and other forms of systemic oppression. The Department of Health’s recent report provides an overview of case, hospitalization, and death rates by race, ethnicity, and language.
- School’s Out Washington (SOWA) is calling on all school-age childcare and youth development programs in Washington state to fill out this brief questionnaire to help them understand your summer and fall programming plans, needs, and challenges.
Virtual Events and Calls:
- Wednesday, August 5, 4:00-5:30 PM: Join Justice for Girls at their Digital Town Hall, which will provide a platform for girls and gender-expansive youth to discuss the topic of violence, mental health and well-being, and racial injustice amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Friday, August 21, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Please RSVP to Hamed Hakimkhel by August 14 to join the Washington Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (ORIA) for the Statewide Refugee Advisory Council’s virtual Public Forum. Discussions will include the work being done to support refugee communities across the state. The theme is focused on supporting remote and on-line learning for refugee children, youth and families. They will welcome guests to discuss Washington’s Refugee School Impact Program and other resources available.