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.


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

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 [...]

Summer 2019 Road Map Region Social & Emotional Learning Symposium

Whole Child, Whole Day: A Social & Emotional Learning Symposium On August 9, 2019, YDEKC hosted Whole Child, Whole Day: A Social & Emotional Learning Symposium for over 300 practitioners and system-level leaders from around the Road Map Region and beyond at Highline College. [...]

Category: Trainings & Events

Nov 21, 2019: Racial Equity in the Youth Development Field: Serving Refugee and Immigrant Youth and Communities: Session 3 – Collaboration and Partnership

Event Description How can we strengthen collaboration between youth serving organizations that explicitly focus on refugee and immigrant youth, and those that include refugee and immigrant youth in broader programming. Time & Location Location TBD Thursday, November 21, [...]

Category: Trainings & Events