Youth Development is a combination of education, social work, and non profit studies brought together to focus on working with the youth and help them develop critical skills in life. Also, build and give them skills in academic, behavior, political, social/emotional, and overall health of the youth we work with.
These articles and making the elevator speech just verifies of why I have and am pursing a career in youth development. It is breaking the boundaries of how people work with youth and think of them. I believe that all youth deserve a chance and the resources equally throughout even if thats not a possibility we as youth workers stop that gap. The gap between education and community are too wide and as a youth worker we can help to close that gap and make a change in the youth lives through varies ways and work with the education department and the environment the youth live in.