Research and Trends in Youth Leadership
(A brief alphabetical list of useful links)
A Comprehensive Leadership Education Model to Train, Teach, and Develop Leadership in Youth
by John C. Ricketts and Rick D. Rudd, University of Florida, Journal of Career and Technical Education Volume 19, Number 1 (Fall 2002)
Civic Learning at the Edge
Research study conducted by Marilyn Price-Mitchell exploring how highly-engaged youth experienced and met the challenges of civic engagement during the adolescent and young adult years.
Civic Life in America
Data on the civic health of America. On-going data collection and evaluation of engagement.
Gallop Student Poll
The ongoing annual study of hope, engagement, well-being, and readiness for the future, from a representative sample of students in Grades 5-12, responding to the Gallop Student Poll.
Generator School Network: A Program of the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC)
A community of schools committed to best used practices in service-learning; visit page to access relevant webinars and publications.
Info Brief Issue 11: Youth Development and Youth Leadership in Programs
A brief based on a longer paper, Youth Development and Youth Leadership, A Background Paper, published by The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (January, 2005)
Lessons in Leadership: How Young People Change their Communities and Themselves
Executive Summary of the Evaluation of the Youth Leadership for Development Initiative by The Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development (Funded by Ford Foundation, December, 2003)
National Survey on Service-Learning and Transitioning To Adulthood
This nationally representative survey — conducted on behalf of the National Youth Leadership Council by Harris Interactive, a global market research and consulting firm — reveals service-learning’s significant impact on the youth-adult transition. The survey compared young adults who participated in K-12 service-learning experiences with their peers who didn’t.
New Directions for Youth Development—Issue 109: Youth Leadership
Edited by Max Klau, Steve Boyd, and Lynn Luckow (Spring 2006)
Stanford Center on Adolescence
The Center engages students and scholars from Stanford as well as other U.S. and international institutions in many research and applied activities. These activities aim to advance knowledge about adolescent character development and innovate new practices for positive youth development. The Center’s work provides guidance for parenting, for improved educational practice, and for youth development in a wide variety of community settings.
Youth Leadership Out-of-School Time Program Evaluation Bibliography
A list of youth leadership programs being tracked by the Out of School Time Research of the Harvard Family Research Project (On-going)