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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 Rhode Island College Youth Development B.A. Program (YDEV@RIC) prepares professional Youth Workers for careers with young people (ages 3-21) within afterschool programs, recreation centers, community arts centers, youth residential housing, justice and probation sites, youth ministry, and governmental agencies. In addition to coursework in social work and education, our graduates also earn a non-profit studies certificate where they develop leadership and management skills.
If you would like to lead with youth to make a better world, we invite you to join the YDEV Program at RIC.
Associate Professor of Culture, Communities, and Education
Henry Barnard School 218