YS Academics

Youth Specialties is taking youth ministry academics seriously. We've pioneered—Youth Specialties Academic—with the vision of providing scholarly and thoroughly academic texts that are also contemporary and engaging to students and thinking youth workers alike.

Our Youth Specialties Academic Support Network (YSASN) is one-of-a-kind, with well over 100 academic members.

In partnership with Association of Youth Ministry Educators, YS hosted the online version of the Journal of Youth Ministry. Now that there’s an actual print version of the journal (go, AYME!), YS has turned this site over to these fine professors of youth ministry.