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School's Out Washington


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School’s Out Washington is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides services and guidance for organizations to ensure all young people have safe places to learn and grow when they are not in school. School’s Out is dedicated to building community systems to support quality afterschool programs for Washington through training, advocacy and leadership. All programs in the state of Washington that serve 5- to 18-year-olds outside of formal school hours are eligible to receive services from School’s Out Washington.


With support from DEL, School’s Out Washington hosts an annual two-day conference, The Bridge from School to Afterschool and Back, in October. This conference is focused on helping schools and afterschool programs work together to support children and youth. Each year, nationally recognized speakers, researchers, and advocates present materials on best practices, cutting-edge information, and useful tools. Participants come from around the country to learn from presenters and to network with others in the field. 


Learn more about School’s Out Washington.