Mar 30, 2023
H SER 423 - PYD Program Design and Implemenation 5 Credits
Addresses all aspects of the program design and delivery process for strength-based community youth development opportunities. The course examines existing model programs and evidence-based practices as well as the designing of new opportunities that engage participants in culturally sensitive high-quality programs, both within an established theoretical and methodological framework. Students become engaged in a data-driven process to assess program effectiveness and guide improvements.
Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - H SER
Quarters Typically Offered
Designed to Serve Students pursing the Applied Baccalaureate degree in Youth Development.
Active Date 2016-05-24
Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
I. Essential components of effective positive youth development (PYD) programs;
II. Ensuring a program/agency climate that promotes youth belonging, efficacy, individual strengths, and high expectations,
III. Ensuring a program/agency climate that promotes successful youth/adult partnerships that emphasize youth leadership;
IV. Designing new PYD programs;
V. Redesigning current PYD programs to fully reflect the PYD framework;
VI. Obtaining resources and ensuring program sustainability;
VII. Ensuring inclusiveness and cultural sensitivity;
VIII.Developing and attaining authentic PYD program outcomes;
IX. PYD that focuses on individual needs and taps into interests e.g. math/science, arts/music, community engagement, entrepreneurial activities;
Student Learning Outcomes
Describes, in detail, all necessary components of effective positive youth development programs.
Applies established theories and models, directly, to the planning and development of youth experiences and opportunities.
Researches and applies evidence-based practices with a focus on current PYD innovation.
Develops observable and measurable outcomes.
Identifies potential partnerships to obtain necessary resources and ensure program sustainability.
Designs programs that ensure equity among all participants.
Distinguishes between programs/services that focus on treatment, prevention, and positive youth development.
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