Support Youth in Developing:

Competence: developing critical thinking, social skills, academic and life goal setting.

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).

Youth Development

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.

Lesley Bogad
HBS 207
(401) 456-4635

Corinne McKamey
Associate Professor of Culture, Communities, and Education
Horace Mann 218
(401) 456-8995

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Page last updated: May 15, 2015