Youth Programs

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Vision Statement

Penn State is a leader in higher education and carries out its mission of teaching, research, and service with pride and focus on the future. In furtherance of this mission, Youth programming at Penn State strives to extend the resources and expertise of the University from a variety of disciplines to pre-college youth through experiential, educational opportunities.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to providing a safe environment for all youth participating in activities offered through the University.  The Youth Programs Compliance Unit supports programs and policies involving youth protection, is responsible for coordinating compliance with the University’s policies impacting youth protection, and serves as the focal point for review and communication of updated procedures and processes to comply with such policies.