It is with a heavy heart YDEKC is announcing its closure effective Monday, October 2, 2023, after unsuccessful efforts to obtain sustainable funding sources. Please don’t mourn this closure, instead celebrate the successes and impact YDEKC has contributed to the youth development field, young people, families and our community.
As we reflect on YDEKC’s work over the last 11 years, YDEKC has helped to advance:
• A whole child, whole day vision in the region;
• The collective power of the youth development sector;
• Strong network of leaders within the sector;
• Deeper and more equitable cross-sector collaboration; and
• Research informed practice within and beyond our member organizations.
To thank you for your partnership, collaboration and commitment to the mission and goals of YDEKC we are working on a celebration, TBD, and hope you can join us!
We look forward to celebrating with you one last time!