Youth Development Programs are a powerful way to engage young people in structured, safe, and targeted learning experiences—but without a well-designed program plan, it’s virtually impossible to create massive impact, fill your programs, and still keep your sanity.
You know what good youth programs look like, but it’s tough to find the time to develop a program you’re proud of without support.
Even your first steps can be scary.
“I know I have this desire in my heart but I don’t know where to start.”
The key is program planning and design.
Imagine how you’ll feel when you’ve created a program that addresses:
- Students needs and interests
- A real community problem or need
- The content objective you need to teach
…you can experience the kind of success most people dream about.
I’ve taken leaders through the process of fully planning their entire program, and I’ve helped countless edupreneurs take the first steps.
And I’ve discovered that with the right process, tools, and support, every leader can design the perfect program for young people.
It’s essential to begin with the end in mind, as you will learn in this course.
When you build on the right foundation, facilitating your new program—even if it’s your first one- becomes much easier.
But perhaps you’ve tried to create a program before and didn’t get the results you wanted:
“We had to rush through the content, due to scheduling and we didn’t see the results we wanted.”
“Evaluating the program? We were supposed to evaluate the program?!”
“I really had a huge vision but lacked the right team members/volunteers.”
“I could have helped the community had I received funding and donor supports.”
Every leader creating programs alone feels this way a time or two.
I’ve decided to dedicate my career to consult leaders who want to serve in their communities to be able to do just that!
By following this process that has helped other leaders design amazing programs, you can avoid the common pitfalls and create meaningful, engaging, and safe learning experiences for the young people in your life.
The Youth Program Developer Certification
You’ll walk away with a finished, community-ready program, and you’ll emerge with a skill set that’ll stay with you for the rest of your career.
So I’ve organized the Certification into 10 modules to take you, step by step, through the process I use to design programs for myself.
- Module 1: Focus, Foundation, and Fundamentals
- Module 2: Naming Your Need
- Module 3: Securing Your Space and Supplies
- Module 4: Curriculum and Content
- Module 5: Marketing Your Mentoring Program
- Module 6: Partnerships and Promos
- Module 7: Fundraising and Friendraising
- Module 8: Youth Resource Guide
- Module 9: Endings, Evaluation, and Examination
- Module 10: The Program Leader