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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

July 28, 2021

(10:00 am—12:30 pm)

July 31, 2021

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

August 10, 2021

(4:00 pm—6:00 pm)

September 18, 2021

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

September 25, 2021

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Fostering Teamwork

July 28, 2021 (10:00 am—12:30 pm)

Instructor : Lynda Llavore & Maria Johnson

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 2.5

Pathway to Family Partnership

July 31, 2021 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Maria Johnson & Nerrisah Townsend

Format : Online/Zoom

Cultural Competency & Responsiveness

STARS Credits: 2

Building Community with Staff

August 10, 2021 (4:00 pm—6:00 pm)

Instructor : Krista Galloway

Format : Online/Zoom

Leadership & Management

STARS Credits: 2

Mapping Cross-Cultural & Cross-Racial Identities Part I

September 18, 2021 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Maria Johnson

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 2

Mapping Cross-Cultural & Cross-Racial Identities Part II

September 25, 2021 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Maria Johnson

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 2

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Stories

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What Bellevue Boys and Girls Club means to one family—a parent testimonial

July 20, 2021

Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue (BGCB) has been part of the Best Starts for Kids Out-of-School Time initiative since 2018, in collaboration with the Bellevue School District, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, and the Bellevue YMCA. The partnership coordinates services primarily for homeless and recently transitioned families. BGCB remained open throughout the pandemic to provide free and low-cost...

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Community Feedback

News & Updates

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June 17

5 things you can do today to support LGBTQ youth

By Tran Tonnu and Janell Jordan

For LGBTQ folks, June is an important month of celebration and awareness. While commemorating the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York, Pride also serves as a reminder of the fearless existence ...

July 01

2021 Bridge Conference

For our second virtual conference, we will come together to celebrate, influence, and learn in community with the expanded learning field on October 26-29, 2021. Join us for a Systems Leader...

May 12

Best Starts for Kids  renewal  headed to the August 2021  ballot in King County! 

Holistic community support for youth and families. This is the overarching purpose of King County’s Best Starts for Kids Initiative. As we’ve seen with the inaugural Best Starts Out-of-...

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Let’s show Congress why expanded learning and youth development matters!

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Now is the time to show support for the Fiscal Year 22 Budget Proposal and highlight the importance of summer learning and programming. Please take a few minutes to send an email.

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Building Community with Staff

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When staff feels a sense of belonging, they are more likely to stay and more motivated to keep learning and doing their best. In this workshop, we will consider how your program can better support staff by building a stronger sense of community.

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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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Essential youth program data and insights

Check out Elevate Washington

Elevate Washington is a source for comprehensive, statewide data about youth programs. The platform offers a critical vantage point from which to pinpoint gaps and connect the dots. It was created to support School’s Out Washington and its partners as we work to shape systems and create opportunities that make expanded learning opportunities available to all of Washington’s youth.

Elevate Washington is a community-driven data system powered by the information that youth program providers self-report. From youth and staff demographics to funding streams and program content—these data show us who’s being served and where gaps exist. 

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