|Washington State Activity
Youth Development Work Group
The conversation continues! Schools Out Washington and YDEKC are building on the momentum achieved from the bill regarding the Youth Development Work Group last legislative session. We have had meetings with members of the Department of Children, Youth, and Family; OSPI; the Governor’s Office; and provider stake holders. Our goal is to move forward with this conversation, creating a template for future legislation.
Washington Expanded Learning Opportunities Network
YDEKC is a member of the Washington Expanded Learning Opportunities Network. Our guiding principle is “Young people’s education doesn’t stop when the school day ends; neither should their access to high-quality learning opportunities. Quality expanded learning opportunities build lifelong skills, improve academic performance, and inspire young people to discover their individual passions. When expanded learning is supported to complement the school day, our state can narrow the opportunity gap and develop tomorrow’s leaders.” Learn more and join the Network here!