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College of Education and Human Development
104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr. S.E
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Youth Studies

Fulfill a passion for working with urban and diverse youth.

You’ll examine issues affecting youth through a social justice lens. Apply your knowledge in the community through experiential learning and internships.

What You'll Study

“When I came to the orientation presentation for youth studies, it was so easygoing and hilarious, and painted as a kind of family atmosphere. Coming from a small high school to the University, I definitely wanted that.” Jade Beauclair ‘14.

Your Community & Instructors

  • Michael Baizerman, director of Youth Studies
  • Katie Johnston-Goodstar studies youth development and civic engagement among Native and Urban youth, youth and media, and critical pedagogy. Youth studies alumnae Jessica K. Thompson worked with Johnston-Goodstar on a research project.
  • Ross VeLure Roholt studies youth civic engagement, and has worked with kids around the world from a homeless shelter in Minneapolis to strife torn villages of Northern Ireland and the Palestinian territories.

Your Career

  • Youth counselor
  • After school activities director
  • Americorps

View more career options in youth studies.


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