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.  


Cultural Responsiveness Brief

Research-to-practice brief describing cultural responsiveness in schools and youth programs

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Introduction to the QuEST Model

Presentation summarizing the Quality-to-Outcomes (QuEST) model

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Youth Survey Workbook

Excel workbook for entering data from YDEKC's youth survey. Includes print survey and summary report.

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Creating an Evaluation Plan

Presentation summarizing the evaluation planning process

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