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.  


Partnership-Ready School Guiding Questions

Guiding questions for school leaders assessing their readiness to partner with CBOs

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Partnership-Ready Organization Guiding Questions

Guiding questions for CBO leaders trying to assess their readiness to partner with schools

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Partnership Ecosystem Mapping Activity Sample

Partnership Ecosystem Mapping Activity sample map

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School Partner Programs and Services Inventory

Site coordinators can take inventory of existing programs and partners within their school using this tool

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