Assets Build Strong Communities

The Stratford Partnership is excited to introduce Asset Building Classrooms (ABC) in the 2016-17 school year!!

What are Developmental Assets?

The Search Institute* has identified the following building blocks of healthy development, known as Developmental Assets, that help young children and teens grow up healthy, successful and thriving. 

For more information about Developmental Assets, go to www.search-institute.org

Building Assets is Easy and Everyone Can Do It!

It's simple, and most likely you ALREADY do it. It's as easy as saying hello to a child or teen by name, asking what was the best part of their day, and encourage young people to voice their opinions.  

Adults may not realize how important they can be in the lives of young peopleThe truth is that most young people are transformed by the seemingly small things adults do each day. These efforts may appear to be "no big deal"; but small actions and simple words have a tremendous payoff. 

The more assets a young person has the more likely they are to avoid drugs and alcohol. 

List of the 40 Developmental Assets

Asset Building Tips:

FOR YOUTH

FOR ADULTS

FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES

FOR EDUCATORS

FOR SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF AND BUS DRIVERS

FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

FOR COACHES

FOR BUSINESSES

FOR CONGREGATIONS/ FAITH BASED- ORGANIZATIONS

FOR BABYSITTERS & CHILD CARE PROVIDERS