The Rye YMCA believes Asset building will help us in our goal of building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.
What are Assets? Why are they Important?
Young people struggle to develop positive values, an ethic of civic responsibility and educational skills.
- Harnessing the power of extensive research on developmental assets--the essential building blocks for human development--the alliance partners of the Search Institute, YMCA USA and YMCA Canada, have developed a holistic, systematic approach to improving young peoples' lives that involves the entire community.
- Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets are concrete, common sense, positive experiences and qualities essential to raising successful young people. These assets have the power during critical adolescent years to influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults.
The Abundant Assets Alliance has published key building blocks for healthy development of young people:
40 Assets Teens Need to Succeed
40 Assets Elementary-Age Kids Need to Succeed
40 Assets Preschoolers Need to Succeed
40 Assets Infants Need to Succeed
Read more about Assets in our monthly newsletters - sent to members mid-month.
January 2010 - Caring School Climate
December 2009 - Time at Home
November 2009 - Empowerment
October 2009 - Creative Activities - the Arts for Fun & Learning
August 2009 - Caring - Follow your good intentions with great actions
July 2009 - Help young people bring out their best
June 2009 - Reading should be done for fun
May 2009 - Love and support: The family foundation
April 2009 - Positive View of Personal Future
March 2009 - Youth Programs
February 2009 - Sense of Purpose
January 2009 - Cultural Competence
December 2008 - Service to Others
November 2008 - Positive Family Communication
October 2008 - Integrity
August 2008 - Positive Peer Influence
July 2008 - Adult Role Models
June 2008 - Quality Time as a Family
May 2008 - All work and no play can be boring and stressful
April 2008 - Make Time to be a Good Neighbor
March 2008 - Give Young People Meaningful Roles
The Abundant Assets Alliance seeks to strengthen the capacity of YMCAs and the communites they serve to provide young people with the support and experiences they need to become healthy, caring and competent adults.