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.  


Problem of Practice Protocol with Participant Guides

Discussion protocol with participant guides

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Problem of Practice Protocol

Problem-solving protocol for use in peer learning communities

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Sample Attendance Tracker

Excel workbook that provides an example of a simple attendance tracker with a template that can be customized.

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Understanding and Assessing Program Quality

An introduction to the YPQA, with a matrix comparing it to Washington's TPEP frameworks.

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