Community Youth Development and Leadership
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.
The community youth development and leadership concentration is offered at all regional campuses.
Our bachelor's degree in human services with a concentration in community youth development and leadership prepares you for careers in the following:
- Case management
- Youth and family advocacy
- Recreation program management
- Violence and substance abuse prevention
- Youth and family counseling
To graduate, you will need 120 credits, 48 of which must be completed at Springfield College. In order to receive a bachelor's degree in human services with a concentration in community youth development and leadership, you must meet certain requirements, found on our curriculum page.