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Posted under advocacy, Policy & Legislation

School’s Out is working around the clock at the state and federal level to advocate for funding and supports for the youth development and child care fields. And as discussed in our weekly webinars, now is a great time to reach out to your local school districts regarding partnerships for programming this summer.

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Advocacy Updates

Posted under advocacy, Policy & Legislation

There is a lot happening right now and we are busier than ever working – virtually – to advocate for the field. 

  • Passage of the federal CARES Act, which includes $57m for child care, over $50m for education supports at the Governor's discretion, and over $220m in direct supports to school districts in Washington state
  • School-Age Child Care emergency licensing exceptions
  • Coordinated strategy to support youth development providers and fight cuts to critical funding

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A Beginner’s Guide to Quarantine

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News, School's Out News

How adults can avoid freaking out and focus on supporting young people to not freak out

Quarantine isn’t an experience many of us are familiar with. Maybe you’re trying to keep your kids engaged in learning while tending to their needs in the midst of massive upheaval. Perhaps you are a youth development worker who needs to completely re-imagine your program structure to serve young people remotely. You might just be a person, living through a global pandemic. How are you supposed to handle it all?  

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