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.  


Tip Sheet: Common Academic Data Types

Tip sheet summarizing types of academic data

Source : YDEKC

Understanding and Assessing Program Quality

An introduction to the YPQA, with a matrix comparing it to Washington's TPEP frameworks.

Source : YDEKC

Common Core State Standards Implementation and Community-Based Organizations

Guidance for leaders of community-based organizations on supporting implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Source : YDEKC