What is Youth Development

Youth development, or positive youth development, served as the unifying principle for a diverse coalition of organizations supported by Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) from 2010 to 2023 in King County, WA. This printer-friendly two-pager, published in 2019, defines youth development, and connects it to social and emotional learning.

Senate Human Services Session – January 17, 2023

This video recording includes a presentation from the Youth Development Strategy Table, School’s Out Washington and Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) …

2023 Legislative Priorities

This state legislative session, SOWA and the Youth Development Strategy Table coalition is requesting funding for youth programs with Senate Bill 5601 and House Bill 1386. This includes a small, but critical, state infrastructure investment to help providers deepen and sustain equitable outcomes for our youth.