School’s Out Washington (SOWA) supports a cohort-based learning model with the Youth Program Quality Intervention process (YPQI). This model provides a shared learning experience with peers moving together through a cycle of continuous quality improvement throughout the year. Using YPQI’s assess-plan-improve sequence, we work with programs to incorporate self-and external assessments, actionable improvement plans, and professional learning supports (i.e., coaching, training, and peer learning) to drive improvement. To find out more about starting a Youth Program Quality cohort in your area, contact Ka’ohe Wong.

Current cohorts and cohort-specific workshops are listed below.

Cohort Workshop Schedules & Quick Links

OSPI 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Washington State Program Quality Cohorts 15, 16, 17, and 18
October 2022 – A
ugust 2023

 

Please contact Kelly Riffer with questions about his cohort.

City of Seattle/DEEL – Cohort 13

City Cohort 13 CCAP Providers and Staff
September 2022 – August 2023

Self-Paced Workshops in the SOWA Online Learning Library

Please contact Kelly Riffer with questions about his cohort.

Seattle University Center for Community Engagement

Seattle University’s Center for Community Engagement staff will participate in a seven-month professional development cohort focused on exploring structural racism, cultural responsiveness, social emotional skills, and empathy.

Please contact Nerrisah Townsend with questions about this cohort.

King County Best Starts for Kids Expanded Learning

Grantees who have received funding through the Best Starts for Kids Expanded Learning Initiative with School’s Out Washington are moving through the Youth Program Quality Intervention model several times over the course of the three-year grant cycle. Grantees have self-selected into cohorts within the initiative based on YPQI experience and staff capacity, each of which offer required and recommended meetings and trainings to support sites’ YPQI experience.   

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

Youth programs utilizing the SEL PQA tool for a continuous improvement cycle
September 2022 – June 2023

Please contact Ka’ohe Wong with questions about this cohort.

YMCA of Snohomish County

School Age Child Care programs utilizing the SEL PQA tool for a continuous improvement cycle
September 2022 – June 2023.

Please contact Ka’ohe Wong with questions about this cohort.

The ZoNE Project

A partnership of Northeast Spokane residents, schools, and community organizations generating hope and opportunity through collective action. This cohort is comprised of expanded learning programs in the ZoNE community participating in the Youth Program Quality Cycle.

Please contact Ben Baird with questions about this cohort.