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Helping the lives of youth and children… it’s what we do.

Reach higher. Expand the impact of your organization. Better the world for youth and families. Learn what is required to lead your organization to greater success and further reach through the knowledge delivered by the Graduate Certificate in Youth Development and Leadership.

Youth and family service professionals willing to teach, administer, and create educational programs and support systems are in demand across the nation, both in rural and urban settings. Program coordinators are the public-facing arm of many nonprofit organizations, churches, schools and government agencies, providing much-needed services to youths and their families.

Leaders determine the success or failure of their organizations, making them the backbone of these essential resources. Organizations look for leaders who have both the knowledge and experience needed to effectively plan, recruit, train and manage. The Graduate Certificate in Youth Development and Leadership provides foundational knowledge, building towards successful career advancement and providing the springboard for a master’s degree, should that be a desired outcome.

Typical Employers

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Youth Development and Leadership usually find employment with nonprofits or community development organizations that offer services to children, youth, and families.

Typical employers include:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Community service organizations
  • Hospital or recreational programs

Many of our graduates are entrepreneurial. They start and run nonprofits or open their own practice.

Family and Community Services Agencies

Graduates interested in youth, families, and communities often find jobs with family and community services agencies and perform the following services:

  • Inform and coach families on how to enhance their quality of life through better building positive relationships
  • Assist community leaders in developing programs that promote healthy families
  • Advise members of youth groups on social skills or youth engagement
  • Administer childcare or eldercare services
  • Train community members on topics of youth and family sciences

Job Titles

Upon graduation, our alumni typically pursue the careers listed below.

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