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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 [...]

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 of [...]