Assets Make a Difference
Developmental Assets®

In 1990, Search Institute released a framework of 40 Developmental Assets, which identifies a set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults. Over the following two decades, the Developmental Assets framework and approach to youth development became the most frequently cited and widely utilized in the world, creating what Stanford University’s William Damon described as a “sea change” in adolescent development.

Data collected from Search Institute surveys of more than 4 million children and youth from all backgrounds and situations has consistently demonstrated that the more Developmental Assets young people acquire, the better their chances of succeeding in school and becoming happy, healthy, and contributing members of their communities and society.

You can be an asset builder as as individual, a family, an organization, a business..
Follow the links to see what the specific assets are and how you can encourage their development!

Results from the asset survey completed by Bedford 7th and 8th grade students in 2010 have been studied at CBY.  
In this process CBY focused on important results, both positive and negative, and what you can do to help our teens move forward in a healthy direction. 
This information can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the brochure below.
(Also available in print.  If you would like a copy, please contact us!)