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Children & Youth Studies Consortium

This group is home to CUNY scholars who are involved in all aspects related to the interdisciplinary field of Children and Youth Studies at the City University of New York. Youth Studies is an emerging multidisciplinary field that integrates theory, research, public policy, and practice. It spans academic disciplines like psychology, sociology, social work, education, human services and media, just to name a few. Youth workers with the background and skills needed to foster a positive youth development approach will be best equipped to meet emerging workforce demands. Millions of young people, especially disconnected youth, participate each year in out-of-school time programs through public and private agencies. The Youth Studies Consortium serves as a clearinghouse to increase capacity for Youth Studies at CUNY through the development of new courses, certificate and degree programs; web resources; counseling services for students; and faculty research opportunities in this emerging multidisciplinary field.