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Youth in Development

Youth -1-pcpEmpower the next generation of changemakers. Volunteers work with youth in communities on projects that promote engagement and active citizenship, including gender awareness, employability, health and HIV/AIDS education, environmental awareness, sporting programs, and info technology.

If you choose Youth in Development, take three courses from one of the following areas:

  • Business and Nonprofit Management
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Human Development and Social Relations
  • Peace and Global Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Theatre Arts
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

Suggested courses (courses in any of majors listed above can count for PC Prep work in the Youth in Development sector):

  • CCCE 101 Public Health: Introduction to Public Health
  • ENSU 141 Environment, Society and Sustainability
  • ENSU 343 Economics of the Environment
  • ENSU 370 Psychology of Sustainability
  • HDSR 239 Persons and Systems
  • HDSR 479 Ethics and Social Justice
  • MGMT 334 Strategic Analysis and Action
  • MGMT 342 Leadership and Dealing with Differences
  • MGMT 361 Social Media and Marketing
  • PAGS 333 Medical Anthropology and Global Health
  • PAGS 374 Methods of Peacemaking
  • PAGS 343 Conflict Resolution
  • PSYC 116 Behavior, Health Care and Society
  • PSYC 230 Human Development
  • PSYC 352 Friends and Enemies: Research Methods in Peer Relationships
  • PSYC 364 Psychology of Women
  • PSYC 372 Psychology of Sports
  • PSYC 373 Moral Education
  • PSYC 376 Health Psychology
  • PSYC 379 Community Psychology
  • THEA 387 Theatre for Social Change
  • THEA 250 Introduction to Theatre: Collaboration, Analysis and Expression
  • WGSS 365 Women, Gender and Sexuality
  • WGSS 375 Feminist Theories
  • WGSS 440 Feminist/Womanist Theology

UN-Volunteer -Seynabou -SarrAnd build 50 hours of related field experience through an activity such as:

  • Teaching or counseling in at-risk youth programs.
  • Activities that involve planning, organizing, assessing community needs, counseling and leadership, in areas such as education, youth development, health and HIV/AIDS, the environment, and/or business. Photo courtesy of Peace Corps

Examples include, but are not limited to the following Earlham facilitated volunteer opportunities:

  • Achieva Resources
  • Aseracare Hospice
  • Cope Environmental Center
  • Future Achievers
  • Grassroots Action Resource Center
  • Natco Community Empowerment Center
  • Rotary Club
  • Urban Enterprise Association of Richmond
  • Wayne County Health Clinic
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