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.  


Theories of Change and Logic Models

Presentation summarizing the use of logic models in program evaluation

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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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Data to Practice Protocol

Worksheet that includes guiding questions for looking at evaluation data.

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