I’m teaching three undergraduate and seminary courses this winter:
- Leadership of Urban Ministry, an in-person winter intensive at Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary,
- Leadership and Management of Urban Youth Ministry, a distance course at Fuller Seminary, and
- Introduction to Urban Youth Ministry, an undergraduate online course via City Vision College.
You can register for the City Vision College course online here.
Course 330 – UYM101: Introduction to Urban Youth Ministry (3 credits)
This course is offered during the Spring 1 Term – (January to February)
Professor: Jeremy Del Rio
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of holistic youth development in an increasingly interconnected, open-sourced, urban world. Students will be equipped to develop asset-based, student-led, contextually relevant, culturally engaging, transformational relationships with young people. Special emphasis will be placed on issues of multiculturalism, urban poverty, and educational inequity.
- Empower students to lead holistic youth development in their respective communities.
- Introduce students to the ideas and principles of community youth development.
- Create a framework for nurturing authentic student leadership.
- Provide tools for asset-based youth development, accessing community resources, and transformational mentoring.
- Explore the cultural context and implications of the first generation to grow up online.
- Explore the influence of Hip Hop on cities, pop culture, and youth development.
- Explore the implications of digital media for youth development strategies.
- Foundations of Community Youth Development
- Empowering Authentic (Student-Led) Student Leadership
- Holistic Strategies: Introducing 40 Developmental Assets
- Sustainable Supports: Cultivating Community Assets
- Beyond Service: Restoring Justice to Youth Development
- Developing Leaders on your Team: Mentoring Matters
- Cultural Remix: Engaging the Hip Hop Generation
- The Generation Changing the World