Helping young people thrive
Travonne Edwards, Child and Youth Care MA alumnus
Graduate education at Ryerson is enabling Travonne Edwards to amplify his efforts in helping youths facing adversity.
The 12-month Child and Youth Care MA program emphasizes clinical practice, management and policy development, and research approaches. “The program allowed me to gain broad insights into how child and youth care has evolved and how to apply theory to what I do,” says Edwards. “These insights will allow me to better help youth navigate within society.”
Currently, Edwards is a youth specialist at Services and Housing in the Province, a child and youth worker at Bartimaeus and Brayden Supervision Services, and a child and youth worker professor at Sheridan and Seneca College.
Edwards is excited about using his graduate education to improve the systems and processes that support rights and opportunities for children and youth. “I can use this knowledge to shift from working on the frontline to changing policies and social structures, which will allow me to more positively influence young people’s lives.”
At Ryerson, we equip students with the knowledge and hands-on experience to lead and support tomorrow’s generation.
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