Search Institute, a Minnesota based research organization, has been studying what youth need to succeed for over 25 years. Their findings show that young people who posses high amounts of assets are more likely to succeed compared to their peers who have few assets. Youth with high numbers of assets are also less likely to be involved in risk behavior, whereas their peers with low levels of assets are at greater risk. Simply put, assets are building blocks, the external supports and internal strengths that all youth need to succeed!
The Asset Difference: A Shift in Our Thinking
From Fixing Youth Problems to Building Youth Strengths
From Professional’s Work to Everyone’s Work
From Troubled Youth to All Youth
From Youth Absorbing Resources to Youth As Resources
Learn more about the benefits of adopting the Developmental Assets Framework.