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Ask Afterschool Andy: Community Partnerships

Posted under Opinions

Hi! I’m Afterschool Andy, here to help you answer the tough questions that come up for child and youth development professionals. Maybe you’re not sure if you handled a situation with a youth in the best way, or you need career advice, or are confused by Washington State policy. Don’t let my name limit your questions […]

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Summer Adventures Part 1

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News

By Virginia Eader, Grants and Organizational Specialist This summer, I get to have all the fun. That’s my opinion anyway. Over the last several weeks (with a few more to go) I’ve been road tripping across our beautiful state visiting the 2012 Feed Your Brain sites. I’ve had the pleasure of observing some amazing child and […]

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New Column: Ask Afterschool Andy

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News

Hi! I’m Afterschool Andy, here to help you answer the tough questions that come up for child and youth development professionals. Maybe you’re not sure if you handled a situation with a youth in the best way, or you need career advice, or are confused by Washington State policy. Don’t let my name limit your questions […]

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No, we don’t work directly with kids. We’re an “intermediary.”

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News

Have you ever wondered, “what exactly is the role of an intermediary organization like School’s Out Washington?”  Intermediary organizations usually do not provide direct services and programming to children and youth therefore their function and purpose can sometimes seem more abstract.  However, intermediaries play a key role in creating systems to support programming and providing […]

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SOWA Stands Against Racism

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News, Opinions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGTL-7_DP6w&feature=plcp

On Friday, April 27, we participated in the YWCA's Stand Against Racism Day. This video shows our staff explaining why they Stand Against Racism. Thank you to Virginia Eader for creating the video, and Nicola Crawford for her co-leadership on the project.

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