Welcome to the UNESCO Chair in Community, Leadership and Youth Development program at the Pennsylvania State University. Thank you for visiting our website!

These are incredibly exciting times as we work to create worldwide opportunities for youth to improve their lives and communities.

Focusing on the personal development of youth, the building of capacity within their communities, and activism oriented toward social justice and equality, we are honored to help communities become stronger, self-reliant, more resilient and sustainable. We aspire to be the leading source of high-impact research, educational programs, policy and partnerships that improve the lives of youth and communities worldwide.

With the support of UNESCO we work on a wide range of international collaborations in relation to high-quality, evidence-based research; innovative educational programs; effective policy advice; and high-impact national and international partnerships.

Through our work, the possibilities for collaboration and activities that significantly improve the human condition are immense.

We would be honored to be part of your research, education, policy or other needs.

So please explore our website and program information brochures to learn more about us and the work we do.


Mark A. Brennan
UNESCO Chair in Community, Leadership and Youth Development

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