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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

May 20, 2022

(2:00 pm—4:00 pm)

May 24, 2022

(11:00 am—1:00 pm)

June 4, 2022

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

June 7, 2022

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

June 8, 2022

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Planning and Reflection

May 20, 2022 (2:00 pm—4:00 pm)

Instructor : Sevan Bussell

Format : Online/Zoom

Program Planning & Development, Youth Empowerment

STARS Credits: 2

Creating a Mindfulness-Based, Healing-Centered Environment: An Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators

May 24, 2022 (11:00 am—1:00 pm)

Instructor : Space Between

Format : Online/Zoom

Learning Environment & Curriculum, Cultural Competency & Responsiveness

STARS Credits: 2

Program Planning for Summer

June 4, 2022 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Carlee Hoover

Format : Online/Zoom

Learning Environment & Curriculum, Program Planning and Development

STARS Credits: 2

Youth Voice

June 7, 2022 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Sevan Bussell

Format : Online/Zoom

Youth Empowerment

STARS Credits: 2

Inner Equity

June 8, 2022 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Miik Wells

Format : Online/Zoom

Cultural Competency & Responsiveness

STARS Credits: 2

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Stories

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Community conversation with Cornelius Cambronero of Totem Star

April 19, 2022

By Tran Tonnu

Tran Tonnu, SOWA Marketing Manager, sat down with Cornelius Cambronero (also known by his artist name Kid Cobb or Cobb) as the Program Assistant Coordinator at Totem Star. The organization is committed to supporting a diverse community of young recording...

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News & Updates

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April 18

2022 Legislative Session sees wins for youth development

By School's Out Washington

The 2022 Washington State Legislative Session ended on March 10th with several youth development-related budget wins, including funding for mental health, additional child care subsidies, an...

April 13

Washington parents say afterschool programs provide the social, developmental, mental health supports many students need now.

By School's Out Washington

Most Washington state parents see afterschool programs as part of the solution to the social and mental health struggles so many students are experiencing right now, with 5 in 6 saying ...

March 24

BSK Partnership Manager

By School's Out Washington

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

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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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