Developmental Assets impact youth in school success, leadership, persistence, underage drinking and substance use, violence, college readiness, and more.
Assets have power for all young people, regardless of their gender, economic status,
family, or race/ethnicity, and are better predictors of high-risk involvement
and thriving than poverty or being from a single-parent family.
Building Blocks for Development
The 40 Developmental Assets are made up of a range of external assets (ex: caring neighborhood) and internal assets (ex: sense of purpose).
Ready to Apply the Assets?
There are a number of ways for communities to foster healthy, caring, and responsible youth.
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