School’s Out Washington’s annual Bridge Conference is a multi-day regional convening focused on exploring, celebrating, and influencing our collective field(s) through the act of solidarity and unified learning. Expanded learning professionals, community organizers, school district representatives, funders, policymakers, and systems leaders gather to engage with a diverse range of knowledge, people, and perspectives; identify the ways that racial inequities impact youth, expanded learning opportunities, and educational outcomes; experience a sense of belonging to nourish social connection and professional networking; learn how to implement tangible practices that promote an equitable expanded learning opportunity ecosystem; and strive to recognize power dynamics throughout programs and systems and begin to strategize how to co-create stronger partnerships across sectors. Join us at the 2020 Bridge Conference from Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30, 2020. 

2020 Bridge ConferenceThe Seeds We Sow, emphasizes intention in the act of reimagination. Only together, as a collective, will we solidify a new foundation that intertwines our cultures, values, and leadership to nourish all our young people’s excellence and right to thrive.

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Wednesday, October 28 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Dismantling Dual Pandemics: How Intermediaries Center Racial Equity in their Responses to COVID

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In this session, we will explore how four afterschool intermediary organizations in the Every Hour Counts coalition — Youthprise in Minnesota, Collective for Youth in Omaha, NE, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation in Washington, and Youth Development Executives of King County in Washington— are centering racial equity in their system-building efforts and working towards more racially equitable responses to the virus by empowering youth through advocacy, leading advocacy campaigns, and convening community stakeholders.

Participants — expanded learning professionals, school district representatives, funders, policymakers, and systems leaders and staff— will walk away with strategies organizations can take to mobilize shared ideas into action-oriented solutions in order to fight the impacts of COVID-19 and structural racism.

Note: Automated captioning will not be provided for this session.


LaRon Henderson

Program Quality Director, Collective for Youth
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Fahren Johnson

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Senior Program Officer
As the Senior Program Officer for Expanded Learning Opportunities, Fahren is leading the coordination of Expanded Learning Opportunities for 12 elementary sites that are a part of the Tacoma Social & Emotional Learning Initiative.Fahren joined GTCF in September of 2017. Before that... Read More →
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Allyson Margolis

Director of Every Hour Counts National Learning Community, Policy & Communications Manager, Every Hour Counts
Ally Margolis is Every Hour Counts’ Policy & Communications Manager. Ally manages the organization’s communications strategy and the peer learning opportunities of our National Learning Community, our coalition’s group of more than ten expanded learning systems from cities... Read More →
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Wokie Weah

President, Youthprise
As President of Youthprise, Wokie Weah provides executive leadership and vision, works in partnership with the board of directors and brokers relationships to reduce disparities with and for Minnesota youth. In 2016, Wokie was recognized as one of the “(Real) Power 50” by Minnesota... Read More →
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Jessica Paul Werner

Nonprofit Leadership Consultant, Moon Snail Consulting
Jessica Paul Werner led Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) since its inception in 2011 until fall 2022, building the coalition of more than 100 executive leaders of youth serving organizations and establishing YDEKC as a thought leader in the fields of youth development... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm PDT
Zoom- Webinar