Youth Development Certificate Program

Are you interested in serving the needs of urban youth? The Youth Development Certificate Program addresses the critical needs of both youth and youth workers. Both lay people and professional youth workers need the skills and foundation to support youth in making a successful transition to adulthood. This certificate is designed to provide both with the essential knowledge and skills for urban youth worker. Classes that make up this non-degree certificate program may be taken for credit by students pursuing a graduate– or undergraduate-level degree. Participants may also purchase continuing education units for their participation. Offered in partnership between the Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements and the Center for Urban Youth Development at Eastern University.

Non-degree credit or CEUs: $140 per credit. Undergraduate credit: $480 per credit Graduate credit: $550 per credit

Limited scholarships available through the Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements Greater Philadelphia BEST. For scholarship information: Justin Thomas Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1401 Philadelphia, PA 19107 P: 215-989-3566 ext 1105 F: 215-989-3568 E:

Dr. Kimberlee (K-lee) Johnson Director of the Center for Urban Youth Development Director of Urban Studies & Youth Leadership Eastern University 990 Spring Garden St., 6th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19123 P: 215-769-3128 F: 215-769-6785 E:


Successfully complete all four courses to receive a certificate
Advancing Youth Development (3 cr)
September 9th– thru December 11th, 2008 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00AM-11:30AM

Emotional Intelligence (1 cr)
September 27th, 2008 Saturday, 9am-5pm

Introduces the youth development approach. Interactive sessions teach new ways to support young people and shares strategies to integrate a positive youth development approach in programs. Especially for frontline workers.
Supervising Youth Development Practice (1 cr)
November 8th, 2008

Introduces concepts to handle the emotions of self and others. Critical affective skills will be addressed, including communication and managing group dynamics. Especially for people who work with or support youth.
Urban Youth Culture (3 cr)
Spring Semester 2009

Saturday, 9am-5pm

Provides solid grounding in the youth development approach and shares strategies for supervising effective youth work practice. Especially for program managers and supervisors.

Examines the impact of social problems and popular culture on urban youth. Attention given to the values, attitudes, norms, and rituals of subcultures within the urban youth culture.

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