News and Events

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.




"Good intentions to develop the whole child mean nothing if they are not grounded in a fierce commitment to equity." Berger, Berman, Garcia, & Deasy, 2019

SEL’s Full Potential — A Lever for Educational Equity

How can you ensure that SEL is a lever for educational equity? What does that look like in your school, program, or [...]

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Whole Child, Whole Day Mini-grantee Celebration!

On May 7, 2020, we invited our 2019 mini-grantees to join us for a virtual celebration: Whole Child, Whole Day: Celebrating Whole Child Champions. We reflected on and celebrated our work together and premiered an impact video, which spotlights what youth development looks like in action when we [...]

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Caring for Our Social and Emotional Well-Being

by Anne Arias As we closed out 2019, the participants in our Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Partnership Cohort reflected on how they are caring for young people through the intentional inclusion of SEL activities and how they are engaging in partnerships to support the whole child. At the [...]

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