What We Do

YDEKC builds and unifies the youth development field

Youth Development Executives of King County works to build the strength and cohesion of the youth development field in King County. We are guided by four programmatic goals in the following areas:

  1. Advocacy: Represent the needs of the youth development field to partners and policy makers at multiple jurisdictions, and raise awareness on issues affecting King County youth
  2. Cross-Sector Collaboration: Partner with education, government, and philanthropic sectors to ensure young people can reach their full potential
  3. Leadership & Organizational Development: Support leadership and organizational development in youth serving non-profits
  4. Measurement & Evaluation Support: Work to improve measurement and evaluation practice in our field

For more information on our goals, strategies, and objectives, see our 2017-2019 Strategic Plan.