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Certificate in Youth Work Practice

Put young people’s well-being at the center of your work

Offered through Clark’s International Development, Community and Environment Department (IDCE), the unique Professional Certificate in Youth Work Practice explores exciting, effective ways to engage young people in coordinated youth development and leadership programs. You can advance this evolving profession by learning from Clark faculty who are wholly dedicated to engaging with youth in our vibrant, urban Worcester community and beyond.

While contributing to the field, you learn the tools you need to build trust-filled, authentic, mutually respectful relationships with young people. You also gain experience working with different kinds of organizations that support young people’s social and emotional development, learning and skill-building.

Why Study Youth Work Practice at Clark?

  • Program entirely co-created with local youth workers
  • Designed for aspiring, junior-level and experienced youth workers
  • Can be completed in two semesters, with morning classes to accommodate youth workers’ schedules
  • A culturally rich, diverse, international community
  • Emphasizes the value of discussion and collaboration between practitioners