• National Youth Development Information Center is a web-based information center set up by the National Collaboration for Youth to provide comprehensive practice-related information to youth— serving organizations throughout the country at low or no cost. The site includes a section on outcome measures and program evaluation, which lists major guides on youth outcome measures and evaluation approaches. There is also a section that provides youth-related statistics and collections of statistical data.9

  • The Youth Development Mobilization Initiative, Center for Youth Development and Policy Research, Academy for Educational Development has a goal to ensure long-term institutional support for youth development by creating a communication network between policy makers and practitioners at the local level. It is currently developing a project, Youth Development/Community Indicators: On the Plus Side, which seeks to maximize the development of community-level social indicators using existing administrative and related data resources to support positive youth development planning and policy. It intends to work with several localities (including their current partners in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Hampton, Massachusetts, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin), as well as a national advisory board of youth development experts in this effort, to develop best practices that can be followed by other communities.10

  • The Aspen Roundtable on Comprehensive Community Initiatives is comprised of 33, substantive experts, policy officials, and program heads who examine and discuss issues surrounding the strengthening of Comprehensive Community Initiatives. The roundtable’s web site features a catalogue of measurement instruments related to community research. This feature, called Measures for Community Research, is one of the first resources of its kind and will serve as a clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of instruments and other tools related to key community-level outcomes. This resource includes a separate section on youth-related measures.11

  • National Neighborhood Indicators Project is working with local institutions in a dozen cities to develop neighborhood-level indi

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For additional information, visit <http://www.nydic.org.>

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For additional information, visit <http://www.aed.org/us/cyd/ydmobilization.html>

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For additional information, visit <http://www.aspenroundtable.org>



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