Thursday, December 8, 2016

Strengthening the Youth Development Workforce

"Youth Development is a career that focuses on Education, Social Work and Nonprofit Studies. Youth workers get to work in different fields such as after school programs, school-age child care and summer camps".
The text explain the areas that individuals often forget to focus on such as early childhood, after school programs, social and strategic support, and placement support. A lot of parents focus on working and believe that their child is getting all the learning  they need during the school day. Children and youth need to be engaged in after school programs to expand they learning, social skills and public speaking skills.
Whenever someone says to me  What is Youth Development? I simply answer, youth development is a career for individuals who do not want to become teachers, but would like to work with children and youth. While in school, we focus on gaining Education, Social Work  and Nonprofit studies skills. We are trained in different areas to be able to have a great outcome when working with children and youth.

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