As part of its effort to offer professional development opportunities for staff of community-based organizations in the City, the Hartford, CT, Department of Families, Children, Youth & Recreation is sponsoring a Youth Development Practitioner Academy, a nine-month certificate program designed to promote best practices and professional standards in the field of positive youth development. The program consists of nine 12-hour courses that meet once a week (Wednesday morning) during the months of September through May at a central location. To earn the YDPA certificate, individuals must comply with attendance requirements and complete reading and writing assignments for all nine courses
There is no charge for the program, but all applicants must go through an interview process and have the documented support of their organizations.
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