This certificate supports the professional development of people who work with youth, ages 12 and up. The program facilitates an understanding of adolescent development and the diverse ways in which adolescents learn about and experience the world. Courses prepare youth workers to assist youth, colleagues, organizations, and communities. Students learn about valuable local, state, and national youth development projects and resources.
Field experience is an integral part of the Youth Worker curriculum and is coordinated with the seminar assignments. The field experience and seminar courses must be taken during the same semester. For more information, contact Kim Shea, Program Coordinator at (203) 285-2116 or e-mail at (firstname.lastname@example.org).