Tuesday, July 26, 2011

On Schools Out Washington: Supporting youth development

How did Invaders families spend their summer? Going to the games together.
Schools Out Washington chose the photo above as a Favorite on Flickr. It is, of couse, a picture of a young Tacoma Invaders football fan taken at the Blitz game in Bellingham. 
School’s Out Washington is an intermediary agency which provides services and guidance for organizations to ensure all young people have safe places to learn and grow when not in school. School’s Out is dedicated to building community systems to support quality out-of-school time programs for Washington’s 5-18 year olds through training, advocacy and leadership. We were founded in 1987 and our history reflects the emergence and development of the afterschool and youth development (AYD) professional field.  All along the way, we have played a key role in supporting AYD professionals and programs in their work.  Our mission, vision and values reflect our deep commitment to the advancement of the AYD field, the individuals who work in the field, and the children, youth, families and communities served by the field.
Baha'is have great interest in youth development. The Baha'i-inspired Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program is unique as such a program in its inclusion of a spiritual perspective. -gw

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1 comment:

School's Out Washington said...

Thank you for posting this and supporting our work! Keep up the great work with youth this summer.
I hope the Invaders kick butt this season! How many youth are involved the Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program?
--Jessie at School's Out