Helping children and teens thrive in positive, healthy, and safe environments is the focus of community youth development—and as many graduates can attest, few professions are so rewarding.
Through our program, Nazareth students learn what it takes to engage youth in opportunities that foster the knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes to be active, engaged citizens for life. Nazareth is the only college that offers this program within 120 miles of Rochester.
Studies in areas such as social work, psychology, education, management, and sociology provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the cultural, political, and sociological issues that influence outcomes, while internships provide opportunity to apply theory to the real world.
Additionally, with strong programs in education and health and human service fields, Nazareth College offers extraordinary resources for cooperative learning and career exploration.
The Community Youth Development program includes classes on child and adolescent development as well as first-hand experience working with youth.