Youth Development is a new major at Rhode Island College and its mission is to prepare the students to improve the lives of the youths in their communities’. The Youth Development program provides foundation in education, social work and nonprofit studies. The social work courses focus heavily in the social work services in which the students are introduced to social work and social welfare; social work policy and analysis, human behavior in the social environment; individual, family, small and large small groups, and generalist social work practices. The nonprofit courses are geared towards in given communications, resource development and volunteer management.
As a youth worker, you will have a various option of career choices, such as: after school programs, recreation centers, community arts centers, youth residential housing, justice and probation sites, youth ministry, and governmental agencies.