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.  


All About Youth Surveys PPT

PowerPoint presentation on choosing, designing, or revising a youth survey

Source : YDEKC

Survey Selection Guiding Questions

Worksheet that provides guidance on survey design considerations

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Motivation, Engagement, and Beliefs Survey Validation Report

Technical report summarizing validation work on YDEKC's Motivation, Engagement, and Beliefs Survey

Social-Emotional Learning Programs Brief

Research-to-practice brief describing Social-Emotional Learning programs and curricula

Source : YDEKC