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.  


Sample Evaluation Budget

Interactive spreadsheet featuring a sample evaluation budget

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Tip Sheet: Budgeting for Evaluation

General tips for creating an evaluation budget

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Tip Sheet: Theory of Change to Logic Model

Translating program theory into a usable logic model

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Theories of Change and Logic Models

Presentation summarizing the use of logic models in program evaluation

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