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School’s Out Washington’s quality improvement services and trainings help youth programs create safe, supportive, and productive environments for young people. Our research-based supports for the field are grounded in the belief that organizational and program staff practices are key to creating programs where young people thrive.  

Quality Improvement Services

From guiding programs through the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) process – an assess-plan-improve cycle of continuous improvement – to coaching, data management, and much more, we help expanded learning providers build the skills, knowledge, and tools that lead to positive outcomes for young people.

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Workshops

Our in-person workshops are a great option for professionals wanting to develop their own skills or for program managers wanting to train their staff without additional commitments. Open to all, these workshops are designed to teach how to work with children and youth, program management skills, and much more.

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Customized Training

We offer customized training tailored to the needs of specific programs. It can take the form of one-on-one coaching, consulting, or delivering a workshop right at a program site so all staff can learn together. In all cases, one of our experienced trainers will work with program leaders to develop exactly the content and resources their staff need.

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Bridge Conference

The annual Bridge Conference is the premier conference for afterschool and youth development professionals in the northwest. It is an opportunity to network, share ideas, and learn from some of the top minds in our field.

The premier conference for expanded learning professionals in the Pacific Northwest is returning on November 9 and 10, 2020 to the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport in Renton. This venue combines the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with all the amenities to deliver a top-notch conference experience.

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Elevate Washington

Elevate Washington is a community resource and comprehensive database to support expanded learning opportunities, youth development professionals, and critical data for Washington's youth-serving organizations.

Elevate Washington is managed by School’s Out Washington.

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Support for the Field