News and Events

YDEKC’s Membership Campaign is Coming!

As YDEKC moves to prepare for our 2023 Membership Campaign, launching in the May, we are excited to share a few policy changes that we hope will streamline and create more equitable membership practices. The great news is, that in 2022, of the organizations that submitted a membership form, 66% [...]

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Leadership Discussion Groups for YDEKC Members – Apply for 2023 Program

Deepen your leadership support network with YDEKC!  We are excited to announce our third 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, and youth of [...]


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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