On Friday, November 15, we welcomed over 300 friends to our 2nd Annual Impact Youth Breakfast and raised a record-breaking $101,037 to support the afterschool and youth development field. Thank you to our generous donors who make our work possible every day. We’re in this for the long haul, to have a positive impact on the youth of Washington State, and your support is critical. Thank you!
We are seeking a competent and enthusiastic Database and Web Communications Specialist to serve as the database administrator of SOWA’s Salesforce database as well as manage and maintain SOWA’s website, coordinate existing e-communications and create a variety of innovative and effective social media and other interactive communication tools. Click here for the full job description. Closes on December 20, 2013.
Helping youth understand the world they live in and finding their way in it requires global competencies. Teaching these skills can easily be incorporated into most afterschool and youth development programs. Learn more about our new workshop.
School's Out Washington is an intermediary organization dedicated to building community systems to support quality afterschool and youth development (AYD) programs for Washington's 5-18 year olds through training, advocacy and leadership. Through a range of training and professional development services, we promote quality standards and offer opportunities for AYD program providers to develop skills, receive support and network with peers. We disseminate research on the benefits of programs and mobilize children's advocates to take action on issues impacting the AYD field. Our grant programs support quality programs in a variety of ways. We also facilitate communication among AYD professionals, schools, law enforcement officials, policymakers, civic leaders, foundations and other partners to establish accountability and a system of support for Washington's young people. Read more about us.
School’s Out Washington, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, receives primary funding from the Washington State Department of Social & Health Services, the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Washington State Department of Early Learning, King County and the City of Seattle. Significant additional support is provided by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Raikes Foundation, The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, The League of Education Voters Foundation, The Discuren Charitable Foundation and the United Way of King County. Generous support is also provided by corporations, foundations and individuals.
Photo credits: Girls looking at computer. Reading to a Young Girl. Bow and arrow. Pair with headphones by Nancy Peterfreund, courtesy Jack Straw Productions. Youth in goggles.Youth on a soccer field at Evergreen High School in Seattle.