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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.


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

October 5, 2021

(11:30 am—12:30 pm)

October 7, 2021

(10:00 am—12:30 pm)

October 14, 2021

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

October 16, 2021

(11:00 am—2:00 pm)

October 23, 2021

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Almuerzo de intercambio virtual en español

October 5, 2021 (11:30 am—12:30 pm)

Instructor : Maria Johnson & Clara Rosebrock

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits:

Foundations of Youth Programming

October 7, 2021 (10:00 am—12:30 pm)

Instructor : Sevan Bussell & Maria Johnson

Format : Onlie/Zoom

Interactions with Children and Youth

STARS Credits: 2.5

Post Pandemic Trauma Informed Teaching

October 14, 2021 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Tierra Frost

Format : Online/Zoom

Safety & Wellness

STARS Credits:

Pilot Module: Career Connected Learning

October 16, 2021 (11:00 am—2:00 pm)

Instructor : Janell Jordan & LaNiqua Bell

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits:

Homework Help

October 23, 2021 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Carlee Hoover

Format : Online/Zoom

Learning Environment & Curriculum/ Interactions with Children and Youth

STARS Credits: 2

Trainings & Workshops

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A journey of compassion and reconciliation

May 12, 2021

By Adriana Zazula

Cup of Cool Water is a nonprofit ministry in downtown Spokane that “walks alongside youth who are homeless on their journey of reconciliation with themselves, God, and society.”  For almost 25 years they have kept their doors open to youth,...

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Community Feedback

News & Updates


September 07

Vaccine information for youth development professionals

By School's Out Washington

Youth Development (Expanded Learning, Child Care, Mentoring, Wrap-Around) Tools for Vaccines COVID-related infections and hospitalizations have increased across the state and country. In ord...

September 20

2021 Bridge Conference Hoodies!

By School's Out Washington

Look cozy at our virtual Bridge Conference and carry the theme of “From Seedlings to Stardust” with you throughout the year! We were so inspired by Stacy Nguyen‘s beautiful...

September 16

What’s next for Best Starts for Kids?

By School's Out Washington

The Best Starts for Kids Initiative was renewed by King County voters, what happens now? How does community voice shape the next cycle of the County’s work to ensure that all of our children...

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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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2021 Bridge Conference: From Seedlings to Stardust

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Now in its 19th year, School’s Out Washington’s annual Bridge Conference brings together school-age care providers, youth development professionals, leaders, community organizers, funders, and policy makers from across the country.

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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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