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H SER 435 - Community Youth Development

5 Credits
The overarching theme of this course is the required engagement of all systems and stakeholders including youth, families, schools, youth-serving agencies, business, law enforcement, and government entities to ensure the healthy cognitive, social, and emotional development of all youth. Students learn how to work with funding sources and boards and to establish linkages and partnerships with other agencies. In addition, they investigate the impact of local, state, and national policy on youth development opportunities, programs and services. Students review and evaluate current collaborative models for their effectiveness and applicability and the role of all essential systems in the development of non-fragmented, sustainable, and equal opportunities.

Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - H SER

Quarters Typically Offered

Fall Online

Designed to Serve Students pursing the Applied Baccalaureate degree in Youth Development.
Active Date 2016-04-05

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
1. Defining community youth development;

2. Developing clear outcomes for collaboration and partnerships;

3, Best practices for community mobilization;

4. Inter-organizational relationship theories;

5. Community collaboration models;

6. Ensuring community-wide buy in of a strength and asset based paradigm;

7. Identifying the components of effective collaboration;

8. Ensuring youth involvement in collaborative processes;

9. Levels of partnerships and collaboration;

10. Working with business and legislatures.

Student Learning Outcomes
Defines community youth development and its components

Identifies opportunities to collaborate and develop partnerships that lead to effective, non-fragmented and sustainable youth programs and services

Determines a potential and high-level role for youth in all aspects of community youth development;

Addresses complex problems with multisystemic solutions;

Identifies approaches for working effectively with diverse communities or those with the most significant needs

Explains the benefits and processes for partnering for collective impact;

Applies theoretical approaches to decisions concerning inter-organizational collaboration.

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