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Do you have a passion for working with youth?

The Youth Leadership Certificate (YLC) is an innovative program designed to provide Crandall students who have an interest in youth ministry with solid instruction, hands-on involvement, and a stimulating mentoring experience. The YLC program is intended to prepare interns for non-professional ministry to youth in church or community ministries. After an application and interview process, those accepted into the program are partnered with a ministry and assigned an internship mentor. The three years of the program provide interns with significant opportunities to learn how to lead or assist with strategic and effective youth ministry in today’s ever-changing world!

Program Description

This three-year program is designed to be taken concurrently with any four-year baccalaureate degree at Crandall University. Through its mix of academic and internship courses, the program seeks to produce informed and experienced youth leaders who have a passion for working with youth.

The Youth Leadership Certificate may be combined with any single or double major option at Crandall University as well as the concurrent Bachelor of Education degree program.

Applying for the Youth Leadership Certificate

Students interested in applying to this program normally submit their applications in February of their first year. Admission decisions will be made by the Youth Leadership Committee. Admission to the program is based on demonstrated academic ability, leadership experience and promise, and Christian character. Further details about the program and the application procedure are available from the Youth Leadership Certificate Director.

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