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Positive Youth Development

Empowered youth, Brighter future

By integrating coursework, research, and hands-on community service, our programs teach students to harness the unique developmental, psychological, and social strengths of tomorrow’s leaders.

A New Model of Youth Development

Youth of Color Matter

Amid national attention on the inequalities facing ethnic minority youth in the U.S., the School's Youth-Nex research..

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Tapping America's Potential

We are envisioning a brand new model of youth development – one that’s built to harness kids’ unique strengths and..

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Media Stereotypes in Youth Development

A conversation with Assistant Professor Valerie Adams-Bass on her work in youth development.

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School Counseling

Follow Kaitlyn as she takes you through her school counseling experience.


Related Career Opportunities

Youth & Social Innovation

Here, you'll engage in coursework that integrates theory and research on youth development, programming and policy with hands-on application through community service. You'll learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of existing social innovations for youth and collaborate with a team to design new ones.

Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science

Our program focuses on improving the social and cognitive lives of children and adolescents. Students learn theory and engage in hands-on research experiences that examine how school and out-of-school settings influence learning and development.

Clinical & School Psychology

Recipients of the School of Education and Unman Development's Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology are prepared to make substantial contributions to the field of psychology as mental health practitioners, researchers, scholars, teachers and supervisors.

Counselor Education

Here, you will find a passion that drives faculty and student interaction throughout a student’s experience in the program. We train our students to be data-driven, culturally competent counselors who challenge the status quo and advocate vigorously for their students.