More Than a Goal: Strategies to Support Future Orientation in Youth
John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, 2/27/2017
Youth who feel hopeful about the future and identify multiple strategies to achieve their goals experience greater academic success. And yet, setting goals with youth—and encouraging them to believe in their own capacity to follow through—is often more difficult than expected. In this workshop, we’ll identify and practice a network of strategies to influence future orientation in youth, including affirming values, distinguishing between learning and performance goals, and envisioning multiple visions of the future. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more info. Register here
.Interrupting Bias and Deepening Growth Mindset Practice
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 3/29/2017 9:30-12:30
Are you ready to move from theory to deeper anti-bias and growth mindset practice? You’re familiar with the concepts of growth and fixed mindsets and recognize them in yourself and youth. You’ve tried some strategies to cultivate a growth mindset in your program or classroom, and you’re ready to take a deeper dive to improve your practice. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to strengthen your understanding of strategies that promote or hinder the development of a growth mindset, reflect on your own practice and learn from others’ experiences, and apply an anti-bias lens to this concept. Contact email@example.com
for more info. Register here
.Teaching Tolerance: Teaching About Immigration & Migration
Wyckoff Auditorium, 3/11/2017 9:30-4:00
On Saturday, March 11, 2017, Seattle University’s Poverty Education Center and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project present “Teaching Tolerance: Teaching about Immigration and Migration,” a symposium for educators at all levels that connects scholarship, teaching, and action. More info and registration here
.Measurement Toolkit Featured Resources
Basic Data Collection Resources:
Wondering where to start with program evaluation? Before you delve deep into outcomes data, think about whether you are adequately capturing the basic program data you need. Our tip sheets ondemographic
data can help you get started. Our full Measurement Toolkit is available on our website
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunity for Members
All About Youth Surveys: It’s almost that time of year! Registration is still open for the next session in our Measurement and Evaluation series, which is focused on choosing or creating/revising youth surveys. The workshop will be held on March 14 from 9:30-11:30. The registration link is live at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mar14sdreg. There is more information on this session on our website.
NEW! Research and Evaluation Peer Learning Group: Later in March, we will be launching an informal peer learning group for staff who do evaluation-oriented work in youth-serving organizations. Group meetings will be structured around a problem of practice, with the general topic announced in advance, and will include time for making connections with professional peers. Contact Sarah if you are interested in learning more, or if you have a problem of practice you would like the group to contemplate at the kickoff meeting.
Funding & Board Development
Seattle Foundation’s 2016 – 2017 Youth Grantmaking Board released its annual RFP
With $20,000 to go into the community, guided by youth, please forward this to any and every organization you find to align with the following priorities:
-Provide community based out-of-school programming to middle and/or high school aged youth in historically marginalized communities, that are low income, first generation, minority and other underserved students populations – particularly newly arrived immigrant and refugees, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, SE Asians, and/or undocumented youth.
-Prepare students to be successful and achieve a post-secondary education including four year degree, two year degree, and/or certificate programs.
-Support students through wrap around services to overcome barriers to success through mentoring, coaching, or counseling.
Join Washington Nonprofits and receive a discount at Office Max/Office Depot!
Washington Nonprofits is the state association for nonprofits. Membership ensures strategic connections with local, state, and national networks, information, and advocacy. As a YDEKC member, your organization receives a 25% membership discount. To access your membership discount, use this link, fill out the form, and when you reach the payment section, click send a check and then submit a check for 25% less than the regular dues amount. Please include a note that indicates your membership in YDEKC is the reason for the discount. Access your Office Max/Office Depot discount here!
Board Trainings in King County
501 Commons is now providing the board training sessions that United Way used to offer. Below are the topics scheduled through early 2017. For more information on the series and registration, go here.
Speed Reading Financial Statements: Efficient Review Practices for Board Members – 3/2/2017
Does Your Board Really Understand Fundraising Success? How to define, measure, and achieve it – 3/22/2017
New Solutions: The purpose of United Way of King County’s New Solutions grants is to serve as a catalyst for new ideas offering innovative and promising solutions for underserved communities. We are eager to jumpstart projects with the potential to get traction, leverage/attract new resources and provide lasting benefit to the community. Contact Alice Park or Marlo Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information. Applications open on Mar. 1 and are due by Apr. 3.