Research has identified 40 developmental assets comprised of skills, relationships and behaviors that enable youth to be successful as adults. The 40 Assets are broken into two categories, Internal Assets and External Assets. The Internal Assets focus on youth development such as self-esteem and competence while the External Assets emphasizes the importance of building community supports to help youth thrive. There are then 8 subcategories of assets that fall under the Internal and External categories (as seen below).
To learn more about the 8 CATEGORIES explore the links above.
For TIPS on how to build these assets for youth, explore the links above.
For more details about RESEARCH on the 40 Assets visit Search Institute’s website.
To learn more about how the assets can be developed intentionally, how you can build assets with the youth in your life, and how the community can come together to build assets visit the Positive Youth Development of Erie County website.