Community Youth Development
and Leadership Concentration
Community Youth Development and Leadership
The mission of the Community Youth Development and Leadership Concentration (CYDL) is to provide a transformational learning experience that allows youth workers to explore alternative approaches to youth work and their implications for practice. Youth workers develop knowledge, attributes, and skills necessary for creating opportunities for young people to develop into healthy, productive and contributing members of their communities through maximizing their full leadership and civic potential.
Youth Development Brochure
Download the youth development brochure here.
Students must earn 120 credits to graduate. Of those credits, 48 must be taken at Springfield College (residency requirement).
Students must complete all three levels of required courses:
- General Education Requirements (GERs)
- SHS requirements
- Community Youth Development and Leadership Concentration requirements (Minimum 12 credits taken in residence)
The group project in development and change must focus on a project that is youth related. The link below provides a detailed explanation of the graduation requirements and lists the GER categories.
Students enrolled in the Community Youth Development and Leadership Concentration must fulfill their requirements for Group Project in Community Development and Change -- 12 credits under the course numbers CYDL 330, 331, and 332 -- by completing a project that is youth related.