Dad holding daughter keeping her safe

Asset 10: Safety

Young people who feel safe are more likely to feel secure enough to try new things. That’s why safety is an important part of feeling empowered.

Asset 9: Service to Others

To many young people, the world is small. But when young people start to reach out and help others, their world grows and so does their confidence.

Asset 8: Youth as Resources

The ways people express ideas, energy, and insights make each person unique. Helping young people find their voices is one of the best ways to help them be a positive force in their families, schools, clubs, teams, or neighborhoods.

Asset 7: Community Values Youth

As young people grow older, they quickly sense where they are wanted and where they aren’t. Do the young people around you have opportunities to participate, serve, lead, and make decisions within the community?

Asset 10: Safety Asset 7: Community Values Youth Asset 8: Youth as Resources Asset 9: Service to Others Empowerment

Feeling valued and appreciated is important to all of us. For young people, this means feeling safe and believing they’re liked and respected. These feelings can go a long way toward empowering children and youth.

Boundaries and Expectations Commitment to Learning Constructive Use of Time Empowerment Positive Identity Positive Values Social Competence Support

The secret to helping children and youth grow into happy, healthy, and responsible adults isn’t really a secret at all. Research from Search Institute identifies 40 Developmental Assets that have a powerful, positive impact on young people.

Asset 10: Safety Asset 11: Family Boundaries Asset 32: Planning and Decision Making Asset 35: Resistance Skills

Kids want cellphones to connect with peers, build friendships and find a sense of belonging. When is the best time for them to get their first mobile device?