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Youth Work Matters: The online course

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Online course


Kari Robideau, associate Extension professor
robideau@umn.edu or 218-236-2013

Karyn Santl, associate Extension professor
santl001@umn.edu or 218-463-0293

Youth Work Matters is for people who work with or on behalf of youth. Participants explore the foundations, research and theories of positive youth development as they take an in-depth look at three aspects of youth work: 

  1. The Field of Youth Development (Modules 1 and 2)

  2. How to Support Youth Needs (Modules 3 and 4)

  3. Your Role as a Youth Worker (Module 5)

Online course content is available for participants to learn on their own time as well as with a cohort of other professionals.

Learn more about Youth Work Matters: The online course.


Week 1 - Feb. 7-13: Introduction
Week 2 - Feb. 14-20: Modules 1 and 2 (webinar #1 on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m.)
Week 3 - Feb. 21-27: Modules 3 and 4 (webinar #2 on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m.)
Week 4 - Feb. 28 - March 6: Module 5 (webinar #3 on Wednesday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.)


Adults who work with youth.



Group rates are available.

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