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School’s Out Washington’s offers a variety of training options for organizations seeking to build the skills of both their youth-facing staff and leadership.


Our 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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Exploring Structural Racism and Cultural Responsiveness: An Inclusive Approach for Youth Programs

School's Out Washington developed this important training for the staff of expanded learning programs. Together, participants gain a deeper understanding of what structural racism is, how it impacts communities, and how we can create inclusive, welcoming environments for young people and our staff.

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Social-Emotional Learning

Social emotional skills provide a vital foundation for positive relationships, responsible decision making, self-awareness, and empathy. Our workshops help providers build these skills in themselves and understand how to develop them in young people.

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Youth Work Methods Series

The Youth Work Methods series was designed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality to empower direct-staff with tools that will increase the quality of their work with youth.

School's Out Washington offers the Youth Works Methods series in late winter/spring and fall in King County, Pierce County, and other locations across Washington State. Check out our current Youth Work Methods schedule below to see what workshops are available in your area.

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Licensed School-Age Care

Thanks to our ongoing partnership with Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF), all staff working in licensed school-age programs are eligible to participate in School's Out Washington's Community Workshops for FREE!

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Online Training

School’s Out Washington provides online learning options for School-Age staff working in licensed childcare/before and after school programs. All courses fulfill the state-mandated professional development requirements.

Whether you are looking to complete your 30-Hour School-Age Basics or your ongoing STARS credits, we have interactive trainings for you!

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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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