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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 prevent young people from experiencing high-quality expanded learning. We recognize the continued violence and oppression impacting Black, Indigenous and people of color  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 continuously working to become an anti-racist 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, youth development programs across Washington state—especially for low-income youth and youth of color. Through advocacy, professional learning, and grants we have created a foundation of support and expertise that enables and enriches the critical work of youth-serving organizations.

Trainings & Workshops

February 6, 2023

(10:00 am—1:00 pm)

February 7, 2023

(10:00 am—1:00 pm)

February 9, 2023

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

February 14, 2023

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

February 24, 2023

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

SEL PQA Basics

February 6, 2023 (10:00 am—1:00 pm)

Instructor : Carlee Hoover

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 6

"Who Taught You That?" - Understanding Gender, Creating Affirming Spaces

February 7, 2023 (10:00 am—1:00 pm)

Instructor : Lex Gavin

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 3

Emotion Coaching

February 9, 2023 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : TBD

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 2

Mandated Reporting and Supporting Survivors: A Deeper Dive

February 14, 2023 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Vanya Nanda & Rebecca Milliman, MSW

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 2

A Sensory Approach to Working with Kids Series: Part 2

February 24, 2023 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : TBD

Format : In-person

STARS Credits: 2

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Coyote and the expansion of curiosity, creativity, and collaboration

February 01, 2023

By School's Out Washington

The ability to express oneself as a young person is a valuable tool for growth and healing. Coyote’s mission is to, “spark creativity in young people, putting tools in their hands to build skills and forge their futures.” Jess  Schwab, Communications...

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January 31

Refugee School Impact Program Manager

By School's Out Washington

Job Description Refugee School Impact Program Manager OverviewFor three decades, School’s Out Washington (SOWA) has served a critical role to advance equitable expanded learning ecosystems i...

January 09

Youth Development Advocacy Week

By School's Out Washington

Now is the time to showcase Youth Development to policymakers! In partnership with the Youth Development Strategy Table, we’ll be meeting youth, providers, and other stakeholders to educate ...

December 07

Pierce County Out-of-Schooltime Leader to Join SOWA 

By School's Out Washington

School’s Out Washington (SOWA) is thrilled to announce that Fahren Johnson will be joining SOWA as the new Strategy & Partnerships Director. Her first day in the new role will be January...

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Raise your voice in support of youth development!

Send an email

Use this easy form to send emails directly to your elected officials and tell them to support House Bill 1386 and Senate Bill 5601. If passed, this new legislation will secure millions of dollars in funding for direct-service programming and much needed infrastructure for the youth development field in Washington.

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Show up for Youth Development Advocacy Week!

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In partnership with the Youth Development Strategy Table, SOWA will be meeting with youth, providers, and other stakeholders to educate and advocate for our legislative priorities from February 6 – 10.

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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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