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.  


Data Collection Practices Inventory

Worksheet designed to help programs audit current data collection practices

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Theory of Change to Logic Model Worksheet

Worksheet that provides guidance on creating a logic model

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Creating an Evaluation Plan

Presentation summarizing the evaluation planning process

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Sample Evaluation Budget

Interactive spreadsheet featuring a sample evaluation budget

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