The Youth, Family, and Community Science Program at NC State offers masters degrees, certificates, and certifications focused around improving the health and well-being of children & their families. The staff ranges in experience & and concentrations, providing students with a well-rounded amount of information, knowledge and resources. Graduates will be well prepared for many careers in the field of youth and family development. 

Hayley has been working in after school programs for the past four years with children ages 5-13. She’s also works with a local Smart Start agency assisting with programs to benefit early childcare centers & family child care homes. She loves to teach, especially on information for understanding children with trauma, and anything dealing with managing behaviors of school age children. 

Gabrielle is a Program Assistant for Empowering Youth and Families Program, which works with youth ages 10-14 and their parents/ caregivers that focuses on family engagement. It helps better their communication skills, learn ways to understand one another, teaches ways they can bond more, and ways they can prevent substance abuse and misuse. 

Julie is a UNC Latino Clinic volunteer leader in Chapel Hill. In November, she will be volunteering at the annual Feria de la Salud that aims to promote healthy habits for children, teens, and adults. With bilingual proficiency and understanding of their cultural context, I will be able to better understand the needs of Latinx youth and teens and provide them with resources for health promotion and prevention.