The National Collaboration for Youth has defined 10 core competencies needed to be an effective youth development worker. This assessment tool is a way for you to understand what is required of the field.
Read through the competencies and check all the boxes that most apply to you. The more checks, the greater possibility of a match between who you are and a career with youth. The goal of this exercise is to imagine yourself engaged in the work that youth development professionals practice every day.
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