News and Events

Our blog highlights news from the youth development field, advocacy updates, and YDEKC member organizations. Blog spotlights are also shared in our monthly Field Notes newsletters — sign up for our mailing list!




Exploring YDEKC’s Measurement Toolkit

Democratizing the data conversation through practical, accessible tools Whether you are planning a program or seeking support for one, data is likely to be part of your process. It can help you to better understand your community’s needs, assess the implementation of your program, and [...]

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Program Survey Report: Incorporating Feedback into YDEKC Program Design

by Anne Arias "We are led by our members and support them to be led by the people they serve."  Since May 2021, with the launch of our new Equity & Engagement Program Committee, which is a member-led Committee whose goal is to guide YDEKC's programs in support of member well-being and [...]

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Announcing YDEKC’s Thriving Leaders of Color Fund Grantees!

by Anne Arias Our community’s response to the Request for Proposals for YDEKC’s Thriving Leaders of Color Fund illustrates the value of, and critical need for, intentional activities that support people of color in the youth development field. We received 39 applications, with a total of [...]

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Join us for Youth Development Advocacy Week!

by Rene Murry The 2022 Legislative Session for Washington State began on January 10! It is a short session this year (sixty days) that happens every other year in Washington unless the sessions are extended for special projects.  YDEKC has been engaged in our state legislative work with [...]

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Highlights from YDEKC’s “Generating a Generation of Change”

by Na’Quel Walker   Generating a Generation of Change, the last event in our Thriving Leaders series and co-designed with our youth design team, called on leaders in the youth development field to be in community with young people, to hear their thoughts and hopes for youth and adult [...]

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