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A Sneak Peek at the SEL Symposium Presenters

We are thrilled to share this sneak peek of this year's SEL Symposium [...]

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 [...]

Category: Advocacy News, News

Topic: Advocacy

Whole Child, Whole Day Mini-grantee Celebration!

On May 7, 2020, we invited our 2019 mini-grantees to join us for a virtual celebration: Whole Child, Whole Day: Celebrating Whole Child Champions. We reflected on and celebrated our work together and premiered an impact video, which spotlights what youth development looks like in action when we [...]

Thoughts on Virtual Facilitation

Over the years YDEKC has provided a variety of professional development opportunities to our members. From our popular Social and Emotional Learning Symposia; to our standalone workshops on advocacy, measurement and evaluation, and school partnerships; to our racial equity series; to our many peer [...]

Caring for Our Social and Emotional Well-Being

by Anne Arias As we closed out 2019, the participants in our Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Partnership Cohort reflected on how they are caring for young people through the intentional inclusion of SEL activities and how they are engaging in partnerships to support the whole child. At the [...]

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