Community Youth Development and Leadership
About This Program
Available at the following campuses
The mission of the community youth development and leadership concentration is to provide a transformational learning experience that allows youth workers to explore alternative approaches to youth work and their implications for practice. Youth services is a growing and changing field responding to challenges arising from increasing substance abuse, crime, and other social and economic strains. Youth workers develop knowledge, attributes, and skills necessary for creating opportunities for young people to develop into healthy, productive and contributing members of their communities through maximizing their full leadership and civic potential.
“As a Boys and Girls Club leader, I have applied different strategies and concepts from my community youth development and leadership concentration classes that have allowed me to be a more efficient leader and impact many young lives.”
Thomas Colon ’17