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Washington ELO Network Needs You!

by School's Out Washington | | Posted under advocacy, Policy & Legislation

The Washington ELO Network supports and promotes policies that increase access to high-quality expanded learning opportunities for youth in Washington. Together, ELO providers, K12 and school-age child care stakeholders, families, and youth can come together to help improve the access to and quality of ELOs.

You can get involved! You do not have to be an expert in advocacy or policy, your programmatic knowledge and work with children and youth qualifies you, so join us! Below are some options:
  1. First, you can sign-up for a free membership to both WELON and our partners at the National Afterschool Association.
  2. You can join the WELON Steering Committee (commitment: about 4 hours a month/in-person and/or by phone). The Steering Committee provides direction for WELON and the policy priorities. Email David Beard for more information.
  3. You can join the Career Connected Learning Committee (commitment: about 2-3 hours a month/in-person and/or by phone). This committee will help develop a policy agenda for career connected and work-integrated learning and well as build tools to help providers provide related programming.
  4. You can join the School-Age Child Care Committee (commitment: about 2-3 hours a month/in-person and/or by phone). This committee will develop the policy agenda related to school-age child care including subsidy rates, the market rate study, regulations, as well develop strategies related to the new state Child Care Access Workgroup.
  5. You can join the State Youth Development Strategy Table (commitment: about 2-3 hours a month/in-person and/or by phone). This committee is building a long-term vision for prevention and promotion programming for children and youth ages 5 – young adulthood in our state including funding, support for state departments, and tools for quality improvement and partnership between organizations and agencies.
For more information about all of these options, please email David Beard at dbeard@schoolsoutwashington.org. We hope you’ll join!

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