Outlining fundamental topics from structuring a partnership to funding and staffing, the site is the culminating project of the Foundation’s learning community of research–practice partnerships, which was convened twice annually from 2012–2014. This community includes partnerships from across the nation.
"From Soft Skills to Hard Data reviews ten youth outcome measurement tools that are appropriate for use in after-school and other settings. For each tool, it provides sample items and crucial information about usability, cost, and evidence of reliability and validity. A companion to the Forum’s Measuring Youth Program Quality, the guide can help providers select conceptually grounded, psychometrically sound measures appropriate for programs that serve upper-elementary- through high school-aged youth."