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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 4, 2021

(10:00 am—12:30 pm)

December 8, 2021

(5:00 pm—7:00 pm)

December 10, 2021

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

December 11, 2021

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

December 15, 2021

(8:30 am—5:30 pm)

Exploring Structural Racism

December 4, 2021 (10:00 am—12:30 pm)

Instructor : Nerrisah Townsend & Lex Gavin

Format : Online/Zoom

Cultural Competency & Responsiveness

STARS Credits: 2.5

Program Planning and Transitions

December 8, 2021 (5:00 pm—7:00 pm)

Instructor : Carlee Hoover

Format : Online/Zoom

Assessment, Planning & Improvement

STARS Credits: 2

Ask, Listen, Encourage

December 10, 2021 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Carlee Hoover

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 2

Facilitating Engaging Virtual Workshops

December 11, 2021 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Eva Jo Meyers

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 2

Youth Work Methods Training of Trainers

December 15, 2021 (8:30 am—5:30 pm)

Instructor : bob Maureen & Carlee Hoover

Format : Online/In-Person

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2021 Bridge Conference Reflections

November 12, 2021

By School's Out Washington

This year’s Bridge Conference reminded us of the power of collective knowledge and community building. Over 500 registrants logged in for our second virtual conference and were asked to tap into their radical imaginations.  Values that guided us include Nourishment, Community, and Change.   Nourishment  This year’s theme, From...

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November 05

2022 Summer Program Fund RFP is now open!

By School's Out Washington

2022 Summer Program Fund School’s Out Washington (SOWA) is partnering with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to administer a second round of funding through the Summe...

November 16

Participants needed to revise DCYF’s Core Competencies

By School's Out Washington

SOWA is seeking participants for a focus group that will help with revisions for the Washington State Core Competencies for Child and Youth Development Professionals.    The goal o...

September 30

Expanded Learning Opportunities AmeriCorps VISTA

By School's Out Washington

Job Description Expanded Learning Opportunities AmeriCorps VISTA OverviewSchool’s Out Washington (SOWA) is an independent 501c3 organization serving the field of expanded learning throughout...

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The 2022 Summer Program Fund RFP is now open!

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Approximately $4.5M will be invested in summer programs through contracts ranging from $10,000 – $50,000 for next summer. Nonprofit community-based organizations, including religious organizations, will be prioritized for funding.

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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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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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