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CYD 201/202


Dr. Marie Watkins

CYD 201 - Youth Development in Community Settings 

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with an increased knowledge of child/adolescent development, risk and protective factors in the lives of youth, the variety of youth development services and the role of the professional youth worker. Students are required to complete 16 hours of youth development service learning activities.

CYD 202 - Youth Empowerment in Service

Course Description
This course provides students the opportunity to enhance their critical thinking skills, explore their responsibility as member of the off-campus community, and expand their personal values and ethics related to service from a liberal arts and interdisciplinary perspective. Specifically, this course explores the connection between civic engagement, academic coursework, and youth issues presented within the local community. The class offers students the opportunity to participate in youth-led service experiences to enhance campus and community service-learning partnerships.

Service Component

An 8 year partnership with the County of Monroe and the City of Rochester’s youth leadership program has led to the creation and establishment of  “Y.E.S. Youth Engaged in Service” (how can you say no to yes?) partnership that includes 10-12 youth leaders and Nazareth College students.  The youth leaders attend and co-lecture in a minimum of 6 classes per semester and together they, along with the Nazareth College students plan, implement and evaluate service learning project for the entire community. These events include Stepping Up to Solutions a youth leadership conference, Global Youth Service Day, and Cardboard City and a series of community-based service-learning projects. 

For more information on the Naz/YES partnership, click here.

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