The Art and Science of Youth Work certificate blends technical competency with personal growth strategies so you'll be your best for young people.
The Passionate Youth Worker podcast provides needed inspiration so you and your team are fully present in your service to young people.
A diverse group of grass-roots YIPA members collaborated and concluded that there are eight essential focus areas for youth work excellence. That’s how we created the competency framework for The Professional Youth Worker. Our signature training, The Art & Science of Youth Work, is a comprehensive course to earn a certificate in these fundamentals. And then each individual training allows you to expand your knowledge, skills, and confidence in those focus areas. Our resources will help you and your entire team become great youth workers. Join us!
What YIPA Members are Saying
The Art & Science of Youth Work certificate course is an essential part of onboarding new staff. We also use The Professional Youth Worker for other learning opportunities during brown bag lunches and staff meetings.
The learning opportunities increase our counselors’ capacity to engage youth within a holistic framework. We appreciate the breadth of the topics which helps us become better all around youth workers.
Our team definitely benefits from our YIPA membership. The quality of online learning is excellent and very cost efficient. All the learning opportunities are relevant to youth workers everywhere. It's great to know that we are able to access all of this remotely, no matter where we are.
The podcasts, blogs, and training provide our team everything we need to deliver great youth work to the young people in our programs.