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Developmental Assets

The Developmental Asset framework is categorized into two groups of 20 assets. External assets are the positive experiences young people receive from the world around them. The twenty internal assets identify those characteristics and behaviors that reflect positive internal growth and development of young people.


External Assets

These 20 assets are about supporting and empowering young people, about setting boundaries and expectations, and about positive and constructive use of young people's time. External assets identify important roles that families, schools, congregations, neighborhoods, and youth organizations can play in promoting healthy development.

This group of assets focuses on:

Support

Empowerment

Boundaries
& Expectations

Constructive
Use of Time

Internal Assets

The twenty internal assets identify those characteristics and behaviors that reflect positive internal growth and development of young people. The twenty internal assets identify those characteristics and behaviors that reflect positive internal growth and development of young people.

This group of assets focuses on:

Positive Identity

Commitment
to Learning

Positive Values

Social
Competencies

In 2010-2011, we're focusing on the above 5 assets. For details on each asset, click below: