Elevate Washington shares tools and information that inform and support youth-service providers and expanded learning advocates.

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Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework

This report from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research builds on the Consortium’s earlier work on the … [ ]

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Four Influential Studies of Expanded Learning

There are a number of compelling evaluation studies of expanded learning programs. These four are particularly notable for their size, … [ ]

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Out-of-School-Time Landscape Scan

In September 2017, School’s Out Washington released the King County Out-of-School-Time Landscape Scan, which was prepared by BERK Consulting with … [ ]

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Social and Emotional Learning Landscape Scan

In this landscape scan, Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) inventories the systems, strategies, and practices in place to … [ ]

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Washington’s Expanded Learning Opportunities: The Promise of a Systems Approach

This report, sponsored by the BUILD Initiative and the Raikes Foundation, describes how partners in Washington state took on a … [ ]

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America After 3PM: Afterschool Programs in Demand

America After 3PM, a project of the Afterschool Alliance, spans a decade of data chronicling how children spend the hours between … [ ]

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A Nation at Hope

The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development was created to engage communities in re-envisioning learning to … [ ]

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What Does the Research Say About Afterschool?

Afterschool and summer learning programs provide critical supports to families and have demonstrable effects on students’ academic achievement, school-day attendance, … [ ]

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State of Play Seattle-King County Analysis & Recommendations

Aspen Institute (2019). State of Play: Seattle-King County Analysis and Recommendations. State of Play: Seattle-King County is a comprehensive, descriptive … [ ]

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Washington Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Network

Join the Washington ELO Network to help advance our shared goals to support youth and help them reach their full potential in communities across Washington. The ELO Network supports and promotes policies that increase access to high-quality expanded learning opportunities for youth in Washington.

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Customized Training

School's Out Washington offers customized training to afterschool and youth development (AYD) programs that serve children and youth. Our trainers bring a wide range of experience and can tailor trainings to meet a program's particular needs.

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Online Professional Development

Description: School’s Out Washington provides two online learning options for the staff of licensed school-age programs looking to fulfill their state-mandated professional development requirements. Whether you are a new staff person looking to fulfill your 30-Hour Initial Training Requirement or a long-time staff member who wants to complete ongoing STARS credits online, we have an affordable option for you!

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