Research and Resources

YDEKC connects leaders in the youth development field with research relevant to their work.

We provide our members and partners with practical tools in the areas of non-profit management, program evaluation, school and community partnerships, and whole child outcomes (i.e. youth skills and dispositions). We also connect leaders in youth development with emerging research, and work with local and national partners to advance field-level knowledge.  


Evaluation Planning Worksheet

Use this template to map out your evaluation strategy

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Logic Model Template

One-page MS Word template for creating a logic model

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Skills and Dispositions that Support Youth Success in School, Executive Summary

Summarizes our research on the definition, measurement, and movement of student motivation, engagement, and 21st-century skills.

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2016 YDEKC Legislative Agenda

Details YDEKC's top legislative priorities for the current session.

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Topic: Advocacy