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2023 Member Survey Results

“We are led by our members and support them to be led by the people they serve.”  Like many other organizations in the youth development field, we have been navigating significant change in the past year, including a transition in our executive leadership. To reflect on what supported the [...]

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Program Survey Report: Incorporating Feedback into YDEKC Program Design

by Anne Arias "We are led by our members and support them to be led by the people they serve."  Since May 2021, with the launch of our new Equity & Engagement Program Committee, which is a member-led Committee whose goal is to guide YDEKC's programs in support of member well-being and [...]

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Summer is coming! Are you ready?

Over the past two summers YDEKC, in partnership with the Road Map Project, School’s Out Washington, and MEMconsultants worked with fourteen summer learning programs offered by youth organizations to better understand the state and impact of summer learning programs. This white paper summarizes [...]

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Topic: New Research

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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