As 2023 winds down, 2024 ramps up!
But first an enormous thank you to the amazing volunteers, including the Board of Directors, and donors who have helped Washington County Kids keep moving forward. After only ten months in this position, I recognize how short my time is so far in the complete history of WCK, but I look forward to the next year with everything we’re planning.
What plans? I’m glad you asked…let’s go!
KIDS | Our annual Afterschool is Cool! poster contest has begun!
Ask your afterschool provider for contest rules and entry forms, or better yet ask them to make this an afterschool activity ASAP! This is your chance to creatively share what you like best about your afterschool program. Open to all kindergarten through 12th-grade students participating in an afterschool program in Washington County. Winning posters in two school categories, K + Elementary & Middle + High, will receive gift card prizes plus their artwork and the provider organization will be featured on Tri-Met buses and benches!
PARENTS | Our first-ever survey of afterschool parents is live!
Washington County Parents, we need your help gathering data about afterschool participation. The survey responses will help strengthen our mission to increase funding and support for out-of-school-time programs that enable success for children and youth in Washington County. The survey should take approximately 2 minutes to finish.
PROVIDERS | Join the conversations as we Focus on you!
Afterschool or summer providers, please consider joining any (or all) of our monthly Focus on Providers events! These informal one-hour Zoom discussions about what Providers are facing and accomplishing in our county including networking, resource sharing, and community development opportunities.
Hosted by Larry Crepeaux, Executive Director, WCK
We encourage your participation above where appropriate and watch for more info coming soon about other efforts such as the Countywide afterschool needs assessment project, website upgrade, and of course training options for providers and parents.
Please enjoy the rest of our newsletter which includes opportunities and resources for the entire Washington County community.
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT | More trees around schools
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | Upcoming election volunteer and paid opportunities
PARENTS | Resources & Connections
HELP! | Please consider a year-end gift to help us fulfill our mission.
We use every resource and donation to its full value but quite frankly, we are desperately in need of a website upgrade to include a more robust provider directory. Our online connection is key to our mission to serve kids, parents, and providers across this big, beautiful county.
Thank you and Happy New Year!