As the state and country move towards a whole-child approach to education, now is time to forge
creative and innovative partnerships between districts and community-based service providers to
support 21st century student needs and goals. This resource provides ideas and tips for approaching school districts, and K-12 funding sources in Washington State that can be applied towards youth development programming led by community-based organizations. While funding is an important collaboration
opportunity, space (including use of kitchens), materials and virtual education tools, transportation, and
program development offer other points of partnership. This resource was developed to support the work of the Youth Development Strategy Table in Washington State.