Resource: Curriculum or Guide

Youth Development Academy


Steve Henness,

Alison Copeland,

Description:  The Youth Development Academy is a course taught by the University of Missouri Extension targeted at youth leaders, educators, community leaders, and coaches. After training, participants are able to:

  • Apply ages and stage of youth development,
  • Design experimental learning activities,
  • Create environments for positive relationships,
  • Plan and evaluate youth programs,
  • Embrace culture and divserity as assets,
  • Facilitate youth-adult partnerships,
  • Develop volunteer systems,
  • Manage risk to protect youth,
  • Build community partnerships