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.  


YDEKC Skills and Beliefs Survey Parent Consent Template

Adaptable template to notify parents of survey administration

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Tip Sheet: Comparing Survey Types

Summary of self-report survey types

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High-Quality Practice Brief

Research-to-practice brief describing the Youth Program Quality Assessment, and its relationship to youth success.

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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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