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Obesity and Hunger: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News

Two reports were released this past week related to hunger and obesity in children and youth during the summer months. At first glance, these issues seem contrary, but in fact the same group of kids, low-income and children and youth of color, are at the highest risk of experiencing summertime hunger and unhealthy weight gain. […]

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Pertussis Outbreak in King County

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News

Notice from King County Public Health Washington State and King County are experiencing a widespread pertussis outbreak. In King County, there were 191 confirmed cases of pertussis reported in the first 4 months of 2012 – the highest number reported for this time of year in the past decade, and more than the reports received […]

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Tony Smith’s Holistic Approach to Oakland Schools

Posted under Bridge Conference

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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