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

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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 and Recommendations

State of Play: Seattle-King County is a comprehensive, descriptive landscape analysis of regional trends, patterns, barriers and opportunities related to … [ ]

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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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Workshops & STARS Credits

School’s Out Washington offers professional development workshops for afterschool and youth development professionals in programs serving children and youth in grades K-12. Thanks to our partnership with the Department of Children, Youth, and Families, providers working in licensed school-age programs can receive STARS Credits from our workshops.

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Elevating Community Voice. Since 2004, Soar has served as a pioneer in spearheading key early learning and youth development efforts.

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Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC)

Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) is a coalition of youth-serving organizations working together to improve outcomes for young people in our region. We build and unify the youth development sector through advocacy, cross-sector collaboration, and organizational development.

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Measurement Toolkit

Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) has created a suite of evaluation materials to support youth development organizations in … [ ]

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