News and Events

The latest from YDEKC and the field.

Visit this site to learn about upcoming YDEKC training opportunities and events,  urgent advocacy priorities, new and exciting research relevant to our field, and important happenings in the King County youth development community.


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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Mapping the Relationships in Your Partnership Ecosystem

In the first session of our King County-wide Partnership Ecosystem Toolkit Cohort more than a year ago, the word “partnership” came up frequently in our discussions. At one point, one of our participants raised an important question—How are we defining “partnership”? Even if a partnership [...]

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Jump on in with our Highline Cohort and get Partnership Ready!

While partnerships between schools and youth-serving organizations have the potential to provide students the opportunity and support they need to be successful, developing strong and sustainable partnerships can be a challenge. YDEKC recently kicked off a peer learning cohort for community based [...]

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Is King County an Out-of-School-Time desert?

A new report sheds light on America's "child care deserts." Here in King County, are we living in an Out-of-School-Time desert? As students head back to school this week, I am thinking a lot about the hours between 2:30 PM and 6:00 PM. Most Seattle elementary schools will be getting out at [...]

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