News and Events

The latest from YDEKC and the field.


Visit this site to learn about upcoming YDEKC training opportunities and events,  urgent advocacy priorities, new and exciting research relevant to our field, and important happenings in the King County youth development community.

 

Racial Equity Series (Fall 2019): Supporting Refugee & Immigrant Communities: Session 1 – Lay of the Land

by Hikma Sherka In the spring of 2017, YDEKC launched its first Racial Equity Community of Practice to offer an opportunity for members who were working to embed Racial Equity Policy, Practice and Programming in their organizations to come together and learn from one another. Our first Community [...]

Building Strong Partnerships: Strategies that Work

Highline Community Partners Roundtable Part II by Anne Arias In our June blog post, we reflected on ideas from a spring gathering of the Highline Public Schools Community Partners Roundtable, facilitated by Community Partnership Specialist Nikki Fogerty, where leaders from community partners [...]

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It starts with Hello.

by Mona Grife Early on in my career, I would visit schools to invite students to sign-up for service-learning projects. One moment stands out in my mind. My colleague and I were just finishing up our short spiel in front of the class when a student quickly entered. As soon as he opened the door, [...]

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Strengthening Adult Mindsets and Social Emotional Skills

SEL Starts With Us: What does that mean to you? This was one of our Symposium themes in 2017, but in reflection after the event, we decided we wanted to be more explicit in our definition of what this means and how important it is to the work we do with young people. There is a range of changes [...]

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