We build trust and collaboration between organizations and sectors.


Thriving organizations collaborate with others to support more seamless and supportive experiences for young people, contributing to the ecosystem of supports that children and youth need.

Why partnerships and collaboration?

We know that no sector is able to support kids and families alone, or in isolation from the other environments in which kids spend their time. YDEKC works to organize the youth development sector to participate in collective impact efforts to ensure the ecosystem of supports for kids in King County is strong.

How do we support partnerships and collaboration?

  • We convene and participate in cross-sector collaboratives to support better integration and alignment of equity-focused efforts.
  • We offer trainings and tools around building more authentic partnerships between youth-serving organizations and schools.
  • We connect organizations and leaders to one another to build a community of leaders who feel supported, seen, and inspired.

For more information, contact Jessica Werner.