Center for Youth Development and Research

Center for Youth Development and Research


The Springfield College Center for Youth Development and Research provides consultation, evaluation, and training services to organizations that strive to foster positive youth development.

The center staff has designed, implemented, and evaluated several of the largest youth development through sport programs in the USA.

Services provided by the Center include:

  • Program Development & Consultation
  • Program Evaluation
  • Mentor Training
  • Life Skills Training
  • Development of Educational Resources
  • Research Support
  • Grant Writing
  • Sport Psychology and Athletic Counseling Services
  • Strategic Planning

The LACES Program at Springfield College

Leaders in Academics, Community Engagement and Service

LACES is a comprehensive youth development program for children ages 12-16. The goals of the program are to help youth develop as community leaders and engaged citizens. We accomplish these goals by working with our partners in the schools, recreation, and other organizations to leverage funding and expertise. Read more.