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.


YDEKC Field Notes – July & August 2016

Greetings YDEKC Members and Friends - Summer is moving fast and furiously. With strategic refresh planning underway, learning from other communities at the Every Hour Counts System Building Institute in Chicago last week, a YDEKC Mariner's game outing on Tuesday (15 innings to beat Detroit!), and [...]

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We’re Hiring!

YDEKC is Hiring a New Database & Communications Coordinator! Overview: Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) is a coalition of 90+ Executive Directors and other key leaders of youth serving organizations in King County. YDEKC is working to advance the youth development field [...]

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Topic: Hiring

YDEKC Field Notes – June 2016

Greetings YDEKC Members and Friends - Summer is here! We hope that your vacations are planned and lake swims and barbecues are on the horizon. We also recognize that summer doesn't look the same for kids across our communities. I was glad to share a blog post on the Gates Foundation Impatient [...]

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YDEKC Shared Advocacy Agenda – June 2016

Deep Dive into Advocacy: Our Shared Agenda Greetings YDEKC Members and Friends - Advocacy is about Hope. At the May 26 poverty conference hosted by Partners for our Children, Siobhan Ring from the Children’s Alliance compellingly stated “I suggest inspirational thinking and a long view into [...]