Youth Empowerment and Urban Studies (YES)

College of Education and Social Work

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YES 250. Intro to Youth and Urban Community Work: Urban Prof Workshop. 3 Credits.

This course addresses professional dispositions for working in the urban environment. Students gain an awareness of the strengths of communities, as well as the forms of oppression that youth may experience in the urban environment.

YES 300. Youth Empowerment and the Urban Context. 3 Credits.

This course will immerse students in theories, historical contexts, and practices of leadership and democratic action through study, reflection and a semester-long partnership with an elementary or middle grades classroom in an urban school.

YES 301. Seminar in Youth-Led Media and Inquiry. 3 Credits.

Students will participate in a six-week intensive seminar on service learning/CEL and youth-led media as a particular strategy of CEL.