From early settlement houses and freedom schools to the creation of YMCAs, 4H clubs, and 21st Century Community Learning Centers, community-based afterschool and youth programs have an important history in the United States and are part of the fabric of childhood and adolescent experiences. In this seminar, students will learn about the history, policies, theories, and practices that have shaped youth work practice and the out-of-school (OST) time field. Students will be introduced to the diverse landscape of OST programs, engage in research on issues of equity and access to program opportunities, examine relevant youth development theories, and wrestle with key promises and dilemmas of policy and practice that these educational contexts pose for children, youth, families, and educators.
Max Enrollment: 16
Prerequisites: One 200 level Education course.
Distribution Requirements: SBA - Social and Behavioral Analysis
Typical Periods Offered: Fall
Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered