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The latest from YDEKC and the field.


Visit this page to learn about urgent advocacy priorities, new research relevant to our field, well-being strategies, funding resources, and important happenings at YDEKC and in the King County youth development community.




Building Strong Partnerships: Strategies that Work

Highline Community Partners Roundtable Part II by Anne Arias In our June blog post, we reflected on ideas from a spring gathering of the Highline Public Schools Community Partners Roundtable, facilitated by Community Partnership Specialist Nikki Fogerty, where leaders from community partners shared [...]

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Cultivating Belonging in Schools for Staff and Community Partners

Highline Community Partners Roundtable Part I by Anne Arias As we prepare for our annual Whole Child, Whole Day: A Social & Emotional Learning Symposium, I’ve been reflecting on what it means to cultivate belonging and a positive climate. I remember years ago stepping into a program [...]

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Preparing to Partner with Principals

On September 26, 2018, we attended the annual Seattle Public Schools Fall Partner Kick-Off at New Holly Gathering Hall and had the opportunity to network with fellow partners, hear from the new Superintendent Denise Juneau, and learn from the perspectives of several school principals.  Here are [...]

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Setting Goals & Logic Models

As we ask youth in our classrooms and programs to set goals at the beginning of a new school year, I am reminded of the importance of setting our own program goals, and ensuring the activities we design match the outcomes we are hoping to achieve. In the context of a school-community partnership, [...]

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School Community Partnership Sustainability

One of the questions that often comes up in our peer learning cohorts and conversations with community partners and schools is: “How do we build sustainable partnerships and programs?” Both of our school-community partnership cohorts explored this question this spring, as this can be a good [...]

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