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!




YDEKC Advocacy Action Alert – January 2016

Greetings YDEKC Members and Friends – Happy New Year! I hope you were able to rest and reflect over the last few days (or weeks) and are starting 2016 refreshed and committed to improving our communities. The “graphic recording”  from our 5th Annual Member Summit in November is [...]

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Topic: Advocacy, Hiring

December Announcements – YDEKC is Hiring!

YDEKC is hiring an Advocacy Manger! Youth Development Executives of King County is working alongside K-12 education and other systems to increase recognition, enhance funding, and advance policies for our sector so that we can best support young people. The Advocacy Manager’s responsibilities are [...]

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Topic: Hiring

Best Starts for Kids Levy Updates #4

Greetings YDEKC Members and Friends! On Wednesday, ballots for 2016 elections will drop in King County and we want a YES Vote on King County Proposition 1 (Best Starts for Kids) on every resident’s ballot! One year ago, YDEKC members prioritized support for Best Starts as a primary goal for our [...]

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Best Starts For Kids Levy Updates #3

Greetings YDEKC Members and Friends! The full King County Council was briefed on this past Monday on the Best Starts for Kids Levy. There will likely be a vote next Monday, July 20th @ 1:30 pm in Council Chambers to move the levy forward to voters for the fall elections. Be there! It is critical [...]

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Best Starts for Kids Levy updates #2

Greetings YDEKC Members and Friends! As you know, progress is being made towards a new funding source to support children, youth, and families in King County called Best Starts for Kids. This is a top priority for YDEKC this year, prioritized at our YDEKC Member Summit last fall. A few quick [...]

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