The mission of Youth Development is to inspire, educate, and empower youth through developmental programs. Services assist students to meet challenges in specific academic course work areas, as well as provide opportunities for skill development.

Kids’ College Experiences

Kids’ College
(1st through 6th Grades)

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Xploration
(6th through 9th Grades)

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Aides-in-Training
(10th through 12th Grades)

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Program Aide
(Recent High School Grads)

Youth Programming

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ACT & SAT Test Prep

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Babysitter Training Course

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Career Prep Series

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Teen Leadership Series

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Virtual Programming

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Contact Information

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DeAnna Diggs, Director of Youth Development

Thank you for putting your trust in Lake-Sumter State College and Youth Development to support the enrichment and development of your child. My team and I are dedicated to inspiring, empowering, and educating youth in the communities that we serve.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have. I would love to have a conversation about additional programming options that you think would benefit your child or youth in our community.

On CampusHours of Operation
Monday – Friday8:00am – 4:30pm