• 40 Developmental Assets
    Preparing Young People for Success in
    College, Career, and Citizenship
    Developmental Assets - Who needs them? Why are they important?
    The Developmental Assets are 40 research-based, positive qualities that influence young people’s development, helping them become become caring, responsible, and productive adults.
    Over time, studies of more than 4 million young people consistently show that the more assets that 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. Research shows that youth with the most assets are least likely to engage in four different patterns of high-risk behavior, including problem alcohol use, violence, illicit drug use, and sexual activity. When they have higher levels of assets, they are more likely to do well in school, be civically engaged, and value diversity.
    Parents are encouraged to review the list of Developmental Assets. Two lists are available:
    Please visit the Search Institute website for additional resources for parents.  http://www.search-institute.org/