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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.




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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What’s Your Elevator Pitch?: How Do You Talk About Your Program and to Whom?

by Anne Arias   “Your organization is Youth Development Executives of King County? So you represent the County government?” “Well, no….” Prompted in part by some of our colleagues’ experiences with potential stakeholders misinterpreting our organization’s name and the challenge [...]

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Weeding through the Plethora of SEL-related Resources

by Mona Grife and Anne Arias You may have noticed that there has been a tsunami of SEL resources in the last couple of years. Don’t get me wrong, this is great, and I love digging into all the articles, toolkits, curricula, and reports. But it can be overwhelming to find exactly what you need at [...]

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