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Our commitment to racial equity

Our commitment to racial equity

School’s Out Washington is committed to dismantling the racist systems that block young people from experiencing high-quality expanded learning. We recognize the continued violence and oppression impacting brown and Black people in our communities and throughout our country. And, we acknowledge that these injustices threaten the empowerment and well being of the young people we are so deeply invested in. School’s Out Washington is working to become an antiracist organization.

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We support the people and organizations who empower youth through expanded learning.

School’s Out Washington is working to ensure equitable access to high-quality, expanded learning programs in all Washington communities—especially for low-income youth and youth of color. Through advocacy, professional learning, and grants we have established a foundation of support and expertise that enables and enriches the critical work of youth-serving organizations.

Trainings & Workshops

December 6, 2022

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

December 8, 2022

(10:00 am—11:30 am)

December 8, 2022

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

December 13, 2022

(12:00 pm—2:00 pm)

December 15, 2022

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Reimagining Resilience 2

December 6, 2022 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Lex Gavin & Aaron Norikane

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 2

Conversación, Cuentos y Cultura

December 8, 2022 (10:00 am—11:30 am)

Instructor : Maria Pia Johnson-Barreto & Clara Rosebrock

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 1.5

Building a Culture of Consent in Your Program

December 8, 2022 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Rebecca Milliman, MSW & Monica Schell, MSW

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 2

Creating Equitable Spaces for Transgender Youth

December 13, 2022 (12:00 pm—2:00 pm)

Instructor : Sevan Bussell

Format : Online/Zoom

Active Learning

December 15, 2022 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : TBD

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 2

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Best Starts for Kids and the celebrations of 2.0 (so far)

November 30, 2022

By School's Out Washington

In summer of 2022, School’s Out Washington launched the second iteration of the Best Starts for Kids (BSK) Expanded Learning initiative. We celebrated the distribution of over 16 million dollars in funding awarded across 62 different community programs throughout King County,...

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November 18

A Time to Give: SOWA’s Year-End Showcase

As we wrap up another whirlwind of a year, School’s Out Washington is grateful for all we’ve been able to accomplish. We hope our community will join us in support and celebration as we reac...

October 06

The Youth Development Strategy Table invites you to Regional Networking Meetings

By School's Out Washington

This Fall the Youth Development Strategy Table (YDST) will be traveling around the state to hear from providers and stakeholders what their needs are to support youth and strategize how to i...

October 07

Check out what’s new on Elevate Washington

By Gloria Jordan

This past summer, SOWA worked to enhance the Elevate Washington data platform. If you’re not already familiar, Elevate is SOWA’s youth program data system and public directory. P...

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Join the Youth Development Strategy Table

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The Youth Development Strategy Table is a coalition of public and nonprofit 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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List your program and get on the map!

Check out Elevate Washington

Elevate Washington is a member-based youth program data system and public directory. It includes nonprofits, businesses, and agencies that offer afterschool enrichment, childcare, youth services, and a range of other opportunities and support for children and young people (ages 5 to 24).

SOWA created the Elevate Washington so that we have the tools and information needed to see where youth programs are operating in our state and better understand who’s being served. With this critical data, we’re able to advocate for resources and also provide families with an easy way to find programs in their area.

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