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.
Skills and Dispositions that Support Youth Success in School, Part 1: Defining and Measuring Motivation, Engagement, and 21st-Century Skills
Overview of the research on student motivation, engagement, and 21st-century skills that provides recommendations on common definitions and measurement strategies
Guidance for leaders of community-based organizations on supporting implementation of the Common Core State Standards.