Students need more developmental assets in order to thrive and avoid risky behavior.
Our goal is to help our students attain and retain 3-4 assets or more through a mentoring relationship.
What are the 40 Developmental Assets? They are building blocks for raising healthy children and youth.
The Power of Assets—Studies of more than 2.2 million young people in the United States consistently show that the more assets young people have, the less likely they are to engage in a wide range of high-risk behaviors and the more likely they are to thrive. Assets have power for all young people, regardless of their gender, economic status, family, or race/ethnicity*. The average young person experiences fewer than half of the 40 Assets (boys 17 vs. girls 19). Furthermore, levels of assets are better predictors of high-risk involvement and thriving than poverty or being from a single-parent family.*
National Average: Boys=17, Girls=19
The average young person experiences fewer than half of the 40 assets.
* For more information on the 40 Developmental Assets, please visit THE SEARCH INSTITUTE online.