Community Youth Development

This program offers a structured, interdisciplinary academic experience for all students that:

  • Develops students’ knowledge, values, and skills for meaningful interaction with youth.
  • Prepares students to be active and informed citizens.
  • Intentionally and coherently connects interdisciplinary academic coursework with students’ interests in youth and community-based youth development resources.

Program Options, Requirements, and Course Descriptions

Contact Information

Marie L. Watkins

Marie L. Watkins

Professor in Community Youth Development
Golisano Academic Center 306

Education: B.A., Nazareth College; M.S., M.S.W., and Ph.D., Syracuse University (Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Child and Family Studies), L.M.S.W.

Marie has over two decades of community-based experience as a youth worker, group worker, family therapist, and not-for-profit agency administrator. She has also published journal articles and book chapters about youth work and the principles of youth development.

community-based youth development program at Nazareth College