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!

Announcing Our Panelists and Presenters for Thriving Youth Event (December 7th & 14th, 2021)

We are so excited for event attendees to hear directly from young people and adults working to share power with youth and incorporating their voices in the incredibly important work that they do. The first day of Generating a Generation of Change will consist of a keynote panel comprised of both [...]

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Announcing the Third Event in Our Thriving Leaders Series: Generating a Generation of Change

by Na’Quel Walker   As the Program Coordinator for YDEKC, what has made planning Generating a Generation of Change, our third event in the Thriving Leaders series, so special has been working with our Youth Design Team! When it was time to start thinking about ideas for this Thriving [...]

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Remote Work and the Mycelium Network

by Jessica Werner In October, I celebrated ten years as the Executive Director of YDEKC and now have spent over twenty years in youth development in the nonprofit sector here in King County, Washington. I have built so many relationships over these past decades, building my sense of community, [...]

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Leadership Discussion Groups for YDEKC Members – Applications for Round 2

by Anne Arias Grow your leadership network with YDEKC!  We are excited to announce our second round of Leadership Discussion Groups! This is a program exclusively for executive directors and leaders from YDEKC member organizations collectively focused on ensuring that Black, Indigenous, [...]

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