Greetings YDEKC Members and Friends –
Attending the National Summer Learning Conference hosted by School’s Out Washington and NSLA last week here in Seattle provided a great time to reflect on YDEKC’s first 5 years and how far we have come as a youth development field locally and nationally. Now, as the campaign season wraps up, we are excited about the possibilities ahead for greater alignment between the youth development field, K-12 education, and college and career opportunities for our young people. More attention than ever is being paid to the critical skills and dispositions that young people need to reach their full potential which is why we are focusing on Social Emotional Learning in this newsletter. As always, we welcome your feedback!
If you lead a nonprofit youth-serving organization and aren’t yet a member of YDEKC, join us on November 2nd (this Wednesday!) for a New Member Orientation at 10:00 am. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Director, Youth Development Executives of King County
ydekc.org | email@example.com | 206.336.6912
Advocacy: Garnering systemic support of the youth development field
Save the Date! YDEKC’s Annual Member Only Summit will be held on November 16th, 2016 from 9 am – 1:30 pm. More information to come!
King County: Veterans and Human Services Levy Renewal Planning
In 2005, voters approved the original Veterans and Human Services Levy (VHSL) for a six year period. Voters renewed the VHSL for another six years in 2011 to keep their neighbors connected to vital human services. As the current VHSL nears its end in 2017, we want to hear from you as we plan for what a renewed Veterans and Human Services Levy could do if voters approve renewal in 2017.
Take the 2016 Veteran & Human Services Survey
This survey will close on December 1, 2016.
Equity in Education Coalition Meeting!
605 SW 108th St, Seattle, 11/2 3:00 to 5:00
Join the Equity in Education Coalition to discuss McCleary, ESSA, the Fair Discipline Project, legislative agenda, and more! For more information, please contact Sigourney Gundy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outcomes: Promoting common youth development outcomes
YDEKC continues to play a role in elevating motivation, engagement, and social emotional learning in partnership with the Road Map Project and with and for our members. Much is happening in this space locally and nationally as recognition of the importance of the skills and dispositions that influence youth success grows.
Social Emotional Learning Symposium Wrap-up
On October 7th, YDEKC in partnership with the Road Map Project hosted our first Social Emotional Learning Symposium for cross-sector system leaders. With over 80 folks in attendance we had a rich day building connections between trauma-informed practice, cultural responsiveness and SEL practice; learning about the new statewide SEL Benchmarks; and digging into measurement challenges and opportunities. Visit our website to access symposium materials.
Our Measurement Toolkit is now online!
The materials used in YDEKC’s Shared Measurement Initiative last year are now available on our website. Toolkit components can be used alone or in combination and will serve as the basis of our Measurement and Evaluation training series. We will be featuring individual resources in our monthly newsletter.
Measurement Toolkit Featured Resource
Did you miss our workshop on theories of change and logic models? Several theory of change resources are available in the toolkit. This PowerPoint presentation provides an overall summary, and this quick tip sheetand its accompanying worksheet provide practical guidance.
Improving SEL With Measurement: Perspectives from District Leaders
Webinar, 10/31 11:00 to 12:00 PDT
In this webinar, education leaders will share their experiences and lessons learned from leading their districts to measure, understand, and act on data about students’ SEL. This webinar will help school and district leaders understand how they can use measurement to strengthen their SEL efforts, and help state leaders interested in developing new elements for school accountability under ESSA requirements. More info and registration here. Can’t attend? View this and other archived webinars here.
ESSA’s Non-Academic Measure: What States Should Know About School Climate and SEL
Livestream, 11/1 9:00 to 10:15 PDT
To help policymakers, the Education Policy Center at AIR is convening a panel of social and emotional learning and school climate experts to offer their suggestions, based on decades of research and field experience. AIR’s experts will also present findings from a new policy brief, When Districts Adopt Social and Emotional Learning: Findings from an Ongoing Evaluation of Districtwide Implementation of Social and Emotional Learning. For more information and to register, go here.
Weigh in on New National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development
Next week, the Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development will meet for the first time to discuss how the nation’s schools can support the whole student. This meeting marks the beginning of the Commission’s two-year effort to examine how to fully integrate social, emotional, and academic development in K-12 education. Before the Commissioners meet, we want to hear from you! What input and questions should the Commission consider as it begins its work? Let us know using #TellNCSEAD on Twitter and Facebook. We plan to share the feedback with the entire National Commission team. Here’s more information about the #TellNCSEAD campaign and how it works.
1. Share your thoughts and ideas with the Commissioners:
o What will it take for more schools to focus on fully developing all students?
o What are the barriers that have stood in the way?
o What questions should the Commissioners examine over the next two years?
o What important lessons have you learned from your own experience?
o Who should the Commission hear from as it examines this topic?
2. Ask your friends and colleagues to share their feedback using #TellNCSEAD.
Thank you in advance for your participation! If you have questions about this or other National Commission activities, please email AspenSEAD@aspeninstitute.org.
Capacity Building: Increasing member capacity through professional development and networking opportunities
Training & Livestream: The New Overtime Rules
What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know
2100 Building & Livestream, 11/1 12:00 to 2:00
The Department of Labor announced new overtime regulations that will go into effect on December 1, 2016. Most employees earning less then $47,500 per year will be entitled to overtime compensation. This presentation will highlight the upcoming changes to the overtime rules and salary requirements for employees who are categorized as “exempt” under the executive, professional, or administrative exemptions. The cost for Washington Nonprofits members is $10. Register here.
Leadership Tomorrow’s Applying Leadership Lab Seeks Proposals
Applications due 11/2/2016
LT’s Applying Leadership Lab will allow teams to gain experience in leadership through collaborating on a project with a community organization. The experience gives class members an opportunity to practice their Servant Leadership and group process skills in a “live” environment on a “real” project. More information and applications available here.
Need reliable IT support?
501 Commons IT support is an affordable and flexible option for nonprofits of all sizes. Whether your organization already has an in-house IT staff person or no one to hand these duties, 501 Commons’ IT team is ready to lend a hand! For more information and to request assistance, go here.
Boards on Fire! Inspiring Leaders to Raise Money Joyfully
Pacific Tower, 1/11/2017 8:30 to 11:30
In this interactive session, you will learn how to focus the attention of busy board members so they can raise the most money with the least effort, using activities they can embrace with joy. For more information and registration, go here.
Youth Program Directory
CHECK IT OUT!
Over 1,000 programs are listed in the Youth Program Directory! Woot Woot! If you are in the directory and have changes for any of your program listings, please email our data specialist partner (Elizabeth) at Crisis Clinic 211 at YouthProgramDirectory@crisisclinic.org with your updates/changes.
If you are NOT in the directory, list your program!
Go to the “List Your Program” page and check to see if you meet the directory’s Eligibility Policy. Then please submit both the “Organization Info Form” once and the “Program Info Form” for EACH program that you offer. If one program has multiple sites, you can list all sites within one program listing.
Like Youth Program Directory On Facebook & Twitter!
Like the Youth Program Directory Page on Facebook here and follow us on Twitter@YPDKingCounty. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on the latest programs and more! If your organization or program has a good news story that we can link to be spotlighted on our Facebook or Twitter, please email email@example.com.
|Thank you for continuing to work together to advance the youth development field. Hope to see you soon!
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Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) is a coalition of youth-serving organizations working together to improve outcomes for young people.