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Advocacy in the Time of COVID

YDEKC's Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Rene Murry, shares her thoughts on "advocacy in the time of [...]

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Topic: Advocacy

Why is Advocacy for Youth Development Important?

by Rene Murry, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy I was recently asked “What would you like to see as a headline for a major paper in the future?”  After some consideration I came up with: “Washington kids rise! All WA children and youth housed, educated and thriving” I wonder: Is this [...]

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Topic: Advocacy

Join us for Advocacy Day!

On January 21st, join advocates from expanded learning, mentoring, and youth-serving organizations for Youth Development Advocacy Day in Olympia! Have your voice heard by legislators on the importance of youth development programming such as expanded learning, mentoring, and case management. Youth [...]

Topic: Advocacy