Everyday Lives of Youth

Everyday Lives of Youth was the first of four core classes in my Master of Education in Youth Development Leadership degree program. I’ve heard the structure has changed; they’ve added a fifth core class, and eliminated credits in seminar and elective requirements. I finish in the program as it was when I started, and that is how I’ve structured this website.

My “YDL Class of 2015” was a cohort of me and abut 20 women. There was a guy here and there, and in my second here, the first year of the next cohort had a more diverse structure. Most of my cohort has graduated; I actually started a semester early, and I’m going a semester longer because I  have to take a slower pace.

I am a disabled adult. I am registered with the U Disability Resource Center. I have accommodations.

So for about 23 years, I’ve been going to school, on a semi-regular basis, getting full-time status doing part-time work because of a half-assed mind I can’t control most of the time.

But I’ve enjoyed each and every minute of it, and that has been my lived experience.