Youth assets are positive qualities valued in all people. There are 40 developmental youth assets that have been identified by the National Search Institute. These attributes are important building blocks for an individual's self esteem and essential to positive adult development. The categories of assets are; Support, Empowerment, Boundaries and Expectations, Constructive Use of Time, Commitment to Learning, Positive Values, Social Competencies and Positive Identity.
We hope this element of our webpage will enable the parents and adults in our community to learn more about the 40 developmental assets and share this knowledge with others.
A resource to further engage and educate community members in building assets with all Livingston County youth.
January: External Developmental Assets "Research shows that young people need certain external structures, relationships, and activities in place in their lives to grow up healthy. Search Institute has identified the following ingredients, known as the external assets, as keys to creating a positive environment for young people: Support, Empowerment, Boundaries and Expectations, and Constructive Use of Time." Click to read more.