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.  


Shared Decision Making Planning Tool

Matrix to specify the roles of different parties in making decisions about the partnership

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Shared Vision and Leadership Checklist

Checklist to assess your partnership practices around shared vision

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Partnership-Ready Organization Worksheet

Worksheet that can help you take stock of your partnership readiness

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School Partner Programs and Services Inventory Spreadsheet

Excel version of our School Partner Programs and Services Inventory

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