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Tony Smith’s Holistic Approach to Oakland Schools

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Enjoy a sneak peak of what’s to come at the Bridge Conference on October 8 and 9 with this interview of keynote speaker, Dr. Anthony “Tony” Smith, Superintendent of Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). Dr. Smith will share his perspectives on structural racism, youth leadership and school-community partnerships at the Bridge.  OUSD has been recognized […]

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Feed Your Brain 2012 Grantees Announced

Posted under School's Out News

Congratulations to the six recipients of our 2012 Feed Your Brain grants! These programs will receive a $5,000 grant to operate a summer learning program and provide free, nutritious meals to children and youth living in rural communities of our state this summer. Boistfort School District, Curtis Deer Park School District, Deer Park Grand Coulee […]

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When Youth are Unsupervised, Bored, and Armed

Posted under Opinions

We’ve been reflecting on our organizational history as we prepare to celebrate School’s Out Washington’s 25th Anniversary this November. Since we formed in 1987 we’ve emphasized the critical importance of the safety of youth after school, and our mission remains “to ensure all young people have safe places to learn and grow when not in […]

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Waiting to hear from you

Posted under School's Out News

So far for summer 2012 we have chosen SIX incredible programs to receive Feed Your Brain grants with huge thanks to Discuren Charitable Foundation, Medina Foundation, Kirkpatrick Foundation, the Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund and generous individuals. You can help us fund TWO additional programs. Together we can provide children and youth in high-need, rural communities with […]

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A few words of advice

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School’s Out staff answer the question: What advice do you have for people considering entering the child and youth development profession? Janet says, “It’s the best field to have an impact on youth.” Amanda says, “Find your niche. There are lots of options for areas of focus in afterschool and youth development, like: education, social […]

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