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.


It starts with Hello.

by Mona Grife Early on in my career, I would visit schools to invite students to sign-up for service-learning projects. One moment stands out in my mind. My colleague and I were just finishing up our short spiel in front of the class when a student quickly entered. As soon as he opened the door, [...]

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Strengthening Adult Mindsets and Social Emotional Skills

SEL Starts With Us: What does that mean to you? This was one of our Symposium themes in 2017, but in reflection after the event, we decided we wanted to be more explicit in our definition of what this means and how important it is to the work we do with young people. There is a range of changes [...]

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Introducing Rashad Norris, our 2019 SEL Symposium Keynote Speaker!

Announcing Our Symposium Keynote: Rashad Norris on Authentically Engaging Youth of Color with a Culturally Relevant Approach  by Anne Arias Each year as we are preparing for our annual Whole Child, Whole Day: A Social & Emotional Learning Symposium, we ask our Advisory Committee to [...]

Aug 9, 2019: WHOLE CHILD, WHOLE DAY: A Social & Emotional Learning Symposium

WHOLE CHILD, WHOLE DAY: A Social & Emotional Learning Symposium An interactive professional development symposium to strengthen your capacity to create equity based learning environments that support  the whole child across the whole day, with a focus on shifting adult practices and systems [...]

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