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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

October 23, 2021

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

November 9, 2021

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

November 12, 2021

(10:30 am—12:00 pm)

November 18, 2021

(10:00 am—12:00 pm)

November 20, 2021

(11:00 am—2:00 pm)

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

Self Care and Emotion Coaching for Adults

November 9, 2021 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Clara Rosebrock & Sevan Bussell

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 2

From the Grassroots: How BIPOC Leaders Steward Growth

November 12, 2021 (10:30 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Janell Jordan & Panel

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits:

Creating Equitable Spaces for Transgender Youth (Hybrid)

November 18, 2021 (10:00 am—12:00 pm)

Instructor : Sevan Bussell

Format : Online/Zoom

Cultural Competency & Responsiveness

STARS Credits: 2.5

Pilot Module: Designing Culturally Responsive Programming

November 20, 2021 (11:00 am—2:00 pm)

Instructor : Janell Jordan & LaNiqua Bell

Format : Online/Zoom

STARS Credits: 2

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Beyond voices, into action.

October 12, 2021

By Adriana Zazula

The Bridge Conference is a place where those in many levels of youth development can gather to share ideas and reimagine what opportunities and programs  are offered to young people. An incredibly important gift to the Conference is being able...

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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...

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...

October 20

Salesforce Administrator

By School's Out Washington

Job Description Salesforce Administrator OverviewSchool’s Out Washington (SOWA) is an independent 501c3 organization working to advance equity through a well-supported expanded learning ecos...

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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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