is a community-wide effort to raise awareness about what developmental assets can do for young people and their families.
What Are Development Assets?
They are positive values skills, experiences, relationships and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults. Check out these printable age-appropriate lists:
Search Institute created the developmental asset framework. For more information, visit the Search Institute Website
Why Do Developmental Assets Matter?
The Search Institute has demonstrated by surveying more than 4 million children and young people 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. Our district survey from May 2012, shows that, on average our 7th and 8th grade students had 24 out of 40 assets and our high school students had 21 out of 40 assets.
How Do I Know If My Child Needs These Assets?
Simple. Use the Parent/Guardian Asset Checklist (PDF)
to determine which assets your children are experiencing. Have your child complete the Student Asset Checklist (PDF)
and share any differences.
How Do I Build Assets in My Child?
Tips on building each asset will be provided through the school district's weekly FOCUS. Parent Further offers information and resources to help families raise happy, healthy kids.
For more information about the "Got Assets?" initiative, please contact the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance at 609-737-0120, ext. 642 or Email Us