About This Program

Tuition

Bachelor's: $6,000 per semester, full-time
Per credit hour: $500

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If you have questions regarding admissions, please call (413) 748-3972, or request information here.

Curriculum

Available at the following campuses

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Empower the next generation.

Youth services is a growing and changing field which is built on the foundation of empowering youth, respecting individuality, providing safe environments, and providing contact with caring adults. Today’s communities need youth services professionals with the credentials and abilities to reach out to young people—to engage them in the decisions that will shape their growth as responsible citizens and future community leaders.

Community Youth Development and Leadership (CYDL) is a unique concentration for students, especially for those who wish to work in youth-serving organizations like the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Youth Inc, Girls and Boys Scouts, Parks and Recreation, 4H and others. It is also a great concentration for youth mentors and community leaders who believe in empowering youth to provide service to communities by creating strong relationships, collaborating with community partners for common goals.

Potential Careers:

  • Nonprofit administration (e.g., YMCA/Boys & Girls Clubs)
  • Recreation center manager
  • Youth development specialist
  • Youth program director
  • Youth and family advocacy
  • Municipal recreation coordinator
  • Social and community service manager
  • Violence and substance abuse prevention

 

Ariel Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Recreation Management / Program Director of Recreation Management, discusses the Community Youth Leadership Development and Leadership undergraduate online concentration at Springfield College.

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Online Program

Earn a degree fully online in a social and interactive learning environment. This online program includes a concentration in community youth development and leadership.

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Hybrid Program

Earn your degree at one of our regional campuses, with evening, hybrid courses. This degree, with a concentration in community youth development and leadership, is offered at our Greater Houston campus.