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 Youth Development Strategy Table

The Youth Development Strategy Table is a coalition of public, non-profit and community stakeholders working to establish a focused state level youth development effort to sustain early learning gains, improve academic and social-emotional outcomes, and prevent deep end system involvement.

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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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Workshops & STARS Credits

School’s Out Washington offers professional development workshops for expanded learning, youth development, and child care professionals looking to develop their skills. Or, for program managers wanting to provide learning opportunities for their staff. These workshops are designed to teach foundational practices for leading and engaging young people, strategies to support social emotional learning, and much more.

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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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School-Community Partnership Toolkit

Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) has compiled a set of tools designed to improve coordination between educators and ...

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Messages Made Simple

This messaging toolkit is for organizations that use expanded learning to improve opportunities and outcomes for youth. It builds ona ...

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