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Join us in Olympia for Youth Development Advocacy Day!
YDEKC, School’s Out Washington, Soar, Kids Co., Communities in Schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, and the YMCA are sponsoring the next YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ADVOCACY DAY on January 21st! Please use this link to sign up and join us in this opportunity to advocate for quality youth development programs in Washington State. There is also a way to participate virtually through social media if your group is unable to get to Olympia! Let’s let lawmakers hear how our children and youth REACH FOR THE STARS!
Advocacy Day Training Webinar
January 8, 2020, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Online
To help us come to Olympia prepared and ready to educate and advocate, join us for our Advocacy Day Training Webinar. Register here to learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about advocacy and educating policymakers about youth development and expanded learning opportunities. If you have any questions regarding Advocacy Day or the webinar, please email Hikma Sherka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wages, Rates, and Professional Development in the Non-profit Sector
YDEKC was present at the Re-Wire Policy Conference and the state Human Services Retreat in December to talk about issues important to non-profit providers and the associations that represent them. One issue that continues to rise up is the concern regarding competitive wages and adequate professional development for people working in non-profit organizations across all sectors. There will be a legislative request this session that focuses on reimbursement rates, establishing a joint executive and legislative select advisory committee on vendor rates. YDEKC will continue to be present and speak up regarding adequate reimbursement for providers in the field. The 2020 legislative session will have very few new budget requests, as “even” years are short sessions and the budget will have few changes.