Liz Dozier will kick off our Bridge Conference!

For our Opening Keynote Speaker for our 2021 Bridge Conference, we wanted a strong storyteller who would anchor us in our theme as we begin our learning journey together. From Seedlings to Stardust asks us to disrupt inequitable systems and persist through change to transform how we support young people and Liz Dozier, Founder & CEO of Chicago Beyond, has just that … [ ]

Hollis Wong-Wear will close out our Bridge Conference!

As we embraced our 2021 Bridge Conference theme, From Seedlings to Stardust, our Bridge Planning Team determined we were looking for a speaker with Washington state ties, roots in youth development, and an innovator who moves from imagination to transformational action. Hollis Wong-Wear embodies all aspects of this vision. We are thrilled to announce that … [ ]

Our program quality team is growing! Meet Kimmy, Sergio, and Valerie.

Since 2008, School’s Out Washington has led the effort to build and sustain a quality improvement system for expanded learning programs in Washington state. It is at the heart of all we do. As our work continues to grow, our team does too! We are thrilled to introduce our two … [ ]

2021 Bridge Conference

For our second virtual conference, we will come together to celebrate, influence, and learn in community with the expanded learning field on October 26-29, 2021. Join us for a Systems Leaders Pre-Conference, inspiring keynote speakers, up to 28 workshops to choose from, and unique opportunities to connect with your peers … [ ]

Best Starts for Kids  renewal  headed to the August 2021  ballot in King County! 

Holistic community support for youth and families. This is the overarching purpose of King County’s Best Starts for Kids Initiative. As we’ve seen with the inaugural Best Starts Out-of-School Time grant—led by School’s Out Washington—increasing the availability of high-quality, culturally relevant youth programs means that our region’s kids grow academically, socially, … [ ]

Welcome to the team, Sevan!

We are thrilled to welcome Sevan Bussell to our team as the new Spokane coach-trainer. Sevan (they/them) has been a youth worker for the last eight years, and a public speaker/workshop facilitator for the last twelve years. Their passion is creating and supporting accessible and equitable spaces for people to … [ ]