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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

March 28, 2023

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

April 13, 2023

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

April 6, 2023

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

April 11, 2023

(6:00 pm—8:00 pm)

April 13, 2023

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Ask, Listen, Encourage

March 28, 2023 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : TBD

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 2

A Sensory Approach to Working with Kids Series (Part 5)

April 13, 2023 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Matt Sloan

Format : In-person (Tukwila)

STARS Credits: 2

Introduction to the Active Participatory Approach

April 6, 2023 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Sevan Bussell

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 2

Active Supervision & Transition

April 11, 2023 (6:00 pm—8:00 pm)

Instructor : Ka’ohe Wong

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 2

A Sensory Approach to Working with Kids Series (Part 5)

April 13, 2023 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Matt Sloan

Format : In-person (Tukwila)

STARS Credits: 2

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Stories

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Vamos Outdoors Project is creating space for belonging

March 23, 2023

By Adriana Zazula

Whatcom and Skagit counties are known for their rich agriculture and breathtaking views of the North Cascades. However, access to its dense nature is often limited to those with the means to get outside. Beginning in 2018, the  Vamos Outdoors...

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March 22

2023 legislative session update: A setback and forward momentum

Our two bills (Senate Bill 5601 and House Bill 1386) passed out of their policy committees, but did not receive a vote in their respective budget committees. In addition to $50M in grants fo...

March 22

Program Operations Manager

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

February 25

Check out what’s new on Elevate Washington

By Gloria Jordan

Last year, 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. Provider...

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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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