CUNY SPS Set To Launch Advanced Certificate In Youth Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies, in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Institute for Worker Education, has announced the launch of an Advanced Certificate in Youth Studies to begin in fall 2016.

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The advanced certificate according to CUNY will provide students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the relationship between youth and society by analyzing current policies, opportunities, and best practices related to the field.

It also stated that the program will respond to the needs of those working in youth services by providing a pathway for professional development.

“The John F. Kennedy Institute, in its longstanding commitment to the professional development of health and human services workers, is excited to launch the Advanced Certificate in Youth Studies,” said Carrie Shockley, Acting Director of the John D. Kennedy Institute for Worker Education.

“The advanced certificate offers a balance of theory and practice for youth development professionals, and will articulate to many master’s degree level programs at both the CUNY School of Professional Studies and throughout the CUNY system.”

Keeping with CUNY’s mission of providing an affordable education to all students, the report stated that the Youth Studies program will offer 15 of its advanced certificate students scholarships of up to $1,275 per semester for two semesters should they meet certain enrollment and academic criteria.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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