The experience begins here.

The fall, YSocialWork, Inc. will launch a 6-week certification program for public and private school juniors and seniors interested in a career in social work.

Core activities will include (1) online competency-based social work course, and (2) community service or practicum activities, totaling up to 25 hours of instruction and community service.

Upon completion, students are encouraged to participate in YSocialWork’s International Social Work Capstone in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Our Fall 2020 Program Sponsor

There’s nothing basic about our benefits.

The benefits of community service with YSocialWork, Inc. go beyond required hours, and here’s our top four:

Experiential Training in Macro Social Work Education and Practice

Academic and Career Development with Support Services and Supervision

Expand Resume and Networking Skills with Local Social Workers

Opportunity to Demonstrate Social Work Professional and Ethical Behaviors

So you want to start now…

Are you ready to begin a rewarding career in Social Work? YSocialWork, Inc. can help you get started, as well as answer any questions you may have to begin the process.

Eligibility Requirement for Youth Certification:

You must meet the following criteria to apply:

+Be a high school junior or senior

+Have at least a 3.0 GPA

+Completion of the YSocialWork Community Service Approval Form

+ In the process of fulfilling college admissions tests requirements (Accuplacer, SAT, or ACT)

+ Available to meet once a week and complete an additional 10 hours of community service hours virtually.

Our Fall 2020 Cohort

Meet Our Student Highlight

Nina Otero, 12th Grade

National Christian Academy

Throughout my life I grew up moving around with my family all thought my childhood. I’ve grown up experiencing different households and neighborhoods that have given me different outlooks on how certain people live compared to others. This has given me an overwhelming sense of sympathy and understanding for different communities situations. I want to study to contribute a helping hand to the best of my ability to wherever is needed. 

What I’ve learned so far from YSocialWork, Inc. is how the building bricks of a community program are put together. I’ve absolutely loved the exposure of what I hope to achieve as a social worker in the future, especially under the wonderful guidance of Shauntia White. What I hope to learn in the future with YSocialWork is how to applicate professionalism and empathy in YSocialWork’s work with other people. 

International Social Work Capstone in Johannesburg, South Africa

The International Social Work Capstone in Johannesburg, South Africa provides high school junior or seniors an opportunity to travel abroad with YSocialWork, Inc. to launch a cross-cultural youth summit.

​​Este proyecto de servicios impulsado por la comunidad brinda a los estudiantes la oportunidad de viajar al extranjero con YSocialWork, Inc. para lanzar una cumbre juvenil intercultural.

The first youth summit will launch in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Eligibility Requirements

You must meet the following criteria to apply:

+ Be a high school junior or senior

+ Have at least a 3.0 GPA (or have shown evidence of academic progress)

+ Parent approval

+ Recommendation from school counselor

+ Demonstrate an interest in a career in social work or human services

+ Completed fewer than 10% of community service hour requirements

+ Enrolled in a dual enrollment course in human service or social work (optional)

+ Demonstrate Intermediate Spanish proficiency. Note this criterion is only for students applying for service in a Spanish speaking country

+ Willing to fund-raise 50% of program fee

Become a Partner or Sponsor

YSocialWork, Inc. is currently seeking local partners and/or sponsors to help us implement the YSocialWork Experience in Prince George’s County


Dr. Tanya Smith Brice is Dean of the College of Professional Studies at Bowie State University. She has taught and lectured all over the USA, as well as in the countries of Ghana, Sweden, Uganda, Colombia and the Republic of Moldova. 

Dr. Craig Watters is the director of the the Riata Institute for Global Social Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University, which focuses on furthering student experiential study, research and service, while simultaneously offering rich experiences both nationally and abroad.