Adolescent Psychology Capstone

Dr. Suzanne Ledet-Yuspeh
College of Arts & Sciences

Service learning is required for this course.

Time commitment: 40 hours

Transportation time credit
Taking more than one service learning class?

Learning objective: Students will learn how to effectively communicate and apply current research in adolescent psychology with individuals at partner agencies by developing group presentations and psycho-educational activities for adolescents in schools, shelters or organizations involved in positive youth development. Students will demonstrate an active, involved and participatory incorporation of academic material (including current research and evidence-based practices), thoughtful reflection (via journal-writing and class discussion) and concurrent service with an adolescent population in their service learning placements.

Preapproved agencies:

Anna's Place NOLA
APEX Youth Center
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Catholic Charities: Refugee Services
Covenant House
Hagar's House
Metropolitan Center for Women and Children (children's playgroup only)
NET Charter School
New Orleans College Prep Academies
Nyansa Classical Community
Travelers Aid Society


  1. Watch the video "Getting Started with Your Service Learning Placement."
  2. Take this quiz to make sure you know everything you need to know about the placement process.
  3. Get your placement on time.  Submit your acceptance form before the deadline.
  4. Document all your hours using a service learning timesheet. Submit timesheets to the service learning office twice per semester (midterm and last day of the semester). Check the Loyola Service Learning Calendar for deadlines.
  5. Know that your agency supervisor will submit a performance evaluation on your work at the end of the semester. This evaluation will be go to your professor and incorporated into your class grade.