Support Youth in Developing:
Confidence: exploring issues of identity, agency, and purpose in the world.
Connections: fostering interpersonal relationships with youth, adults, and community.
Caring: developing empathy and advocacy for self, others, and community.
Critical thinking and social justice: understanding and addressing social issues and systems (e.g. social justice, equity, and stewardship of the earth).
The Youth Development B.A. program provides foundations in education, social work, and non-profit studies and a student-chosen minor. Graduates of this program work with children and youth in a variety of contexts and settings including: community centers, justice and probation, after-school programs, summer programs, health and wellness, sports and recreation, arts and theatre, music, youth ministry, K-12 schools & higher education.
Candidates earn both a B.A. and a Certificate in Non-Profit Studies. This degree is ideal for undergraduates who would like to work with youth but who do not want to pursue a traditional teaching career.
Associate Professor of Culture, Communities, and Education
Horace Mann 218