The Power of Developmental Assets

46,385
-1

Published on

Search Institute studies consistently show a strong correlation between young people’s levels of Developmental Assets and diverse outcomes. These graphs demonstrate a core message of a youth development approach: The more strengths young people have in their lives, the more likely they are to grow up successfully.

Published in: Education, Health & Medicine
0 Comments
8 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
46,385
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
54
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
351
Comments
0
Likes
8
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

The Power of Developmental Assets

  1. 1. THE POWER OFDEVELOPMENTAL ASSETSSearch Institute studies consistently show a strong correlation betweenyoung people’s levels of assets and diverse outcomes. These graphsdemonstrate a core message of a youth development approach: Themore strengths young people have in their lives, the more likely they areto grow up successfully.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. The State of AssetsAmong U.S. Youth0 -10Assets.13%11-20Assets.39%21-30Assets.37%31-40Assets.11%Youth Experiencing Each Level ofDevelopment AssetsTHE BOTTOM LINE: On average,youth, grades 6 to 12, surveyed inthe United States in 2010experienced 19 of the 40Developmental Assets.*Only 11% of youth experience atleast 31 of the 40 assets—a levelthat suggests they are thriving.SOURCE: Surveys of 89,000 U. S.youth, grades 6 to 12, in 2010. See AFragile Foundation: The State ofDevelopmental Assets AmongAmerican YouthSURVEY: Profiles of Student Life:Attitudes and Behaviors * Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. THE POWER OF ASSETS TOPROMOTE YOUTH SUCCESSCopyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Assets andSchool Success8%20%38%59%0 -10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 AssetsPercentofYouthWhoReportDoingWellinSchoolLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The moreDevelopmental Assets* youthreport, the more likely they are todo well in school.DEFINITION: Youth who report thatthey get mostly A’s on their reportcard.SOURCE: Surveys of 89,000 U. S.youth, grades 6 to 12, in 2010. See AFragile Foundation: The State ofDevelopmental Assets AmongAmerican YouthSURVEY: Profiles of Student Life:Attitudes and Behaviors* Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Assets and YouthPersistence54%65%77%87%0 -10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 AssetsPercentofYouthWhoReportthatTheyDon’tGiveUpLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The moreDevelopmental Assets youthreport, the more likely they are tobe persistent in the face ofchallenges and adversity.DEFINITION: Youth who report thatthey do not give up when things getdifficult.SOURCE: Surveys of 89,000 U. S.youth, grades 6 to 12, in 2010. See AFragile Foundation: The State ofDevelopmental Assets AmongAmerican YouthSURVEY: Profiles of Student Life:Attitudes and Behaviors * Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Assets andHealth Behaviors29%51%73%91%0 -10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 AssetsPercentofYouthWhoReportPayingAttentiontotheirHealthLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The moreDevelopmental Assets youthreport, the more likely they are totake care of their own health.DEFINITION: Youth who report thatthey pay attention to healthy nutritionand exercise.SOURCE: Surveys of 89,000 U. S.youth, grades 6 to 12, in 2010. See AFragile Foundation: The State ofDevelopmental Assets AmongAmerican YouthSURVEY: Profiles of Student Life:Attitudes and Behaviors* Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Assets and FinancialResponsibility29%44%59%74%0 -10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 AssetsPercentofYouthWhoReportSavingMoneyfortheFutureLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The moreDevelopmental Assets youthreport, the more likely they are tosave money, rather than justspending it.DEFINITION: Youth who report thatthey save money for something specialrather than spending it all right away.SOURCE: Surveys of 89,000 U. S.youth, grades 6 to 12, in 2010. See AFragile Foundation: The State ofDevelopmental Assets AmongAmerican YouthSURVEY: Profiles of Student Life:Attitudes and Behaviors * Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Assets and ValuingDiversity8%20%38%59%0 -10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 AssetsPercentofYouthWhoReportValuingDiversityLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The moreDevelopmental Assets youthreport, the more likely they are tovalue diversity among their peers.DEFINITION: Youth who report thatthey place high importance on gettingto know people of other racial andethnic groups.SOURCE: Surveys of 89,000 U. S.youth, grades 6 to 12, in 2010. See AFragile Foundation: The State ofDevelopmental Assets AmongAmerican YouthSURVEY: Profiles of Student Life:Attitudes and Behaviors * Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Assets and YouthLeadership45%63%77%86%0 -10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 AssetsPercentofYouthWhoReportBeinginLeadershipRolesLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The moreDevelopmental Assets youthreport, the more likely they are tobe involved in leadership roles inan organization or group.DEFINITION: Youth who report thatthey have been a leader of a group ororganization in the past 12 months.SOURCE: Surveys of 89,000 U. S.youth, grades 6 to 12, in 2010. See AFragile Foundation: The State ofDevelopmental Assets AmongAmerican YouthSURVEY: Profiles of Student Life:Attitudes and Behaviors * Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. THE POWER OF ASSETS TOPREVENT YOUTH PROBLEMSCopyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Assets andUnderage Drinking44%23%9%2%0 -10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 AssetsPercentofYouthEngagedinProblemAlcoholUseLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The moreDevelopmental Assets youthreport, the less likely they are toengage in problem alcohol use.DEFINITION: Youth who have usedalcohol three or more times in thepast 30 days or have gotten drunkonce or more in the past two weeks.SOURCE: Surveys of 89,000 U. S.youth, grades 6 to 12, in 2010. See AFragile Foundation: The State ofDevelopmental Assets AmongAmerican YouthSURVEY: Profiles of Student Life:Attitudes and Behaviors * Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Assets andTobacco Use22%8%2%<1%0 -10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 AssetsPercentofYouthWhoReportUsingTobaccoLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The moreDevelopmental Assets youthreport, the less likely they are toreport using tobacco.DEFINITION: Youth who report thatthey smoke one or more cigarettesevery day or use chewing tobaccofrequently.SOURCE: Surveys of 89,000 U. S.youth, grades 6 to 12, in 2010. See AFragile Foundation: The State ofDevelopmental Assets AmongAmerican YouthSURVEY: Profiles of Student Life:Attitudes and Behaviors * Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Assets andIllicit Drug Use41%19%6%<1%0 -10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 AssetsPercentofYouthWhoReportUsingIllicitDrugsLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The moreDevelopmental Assets youthreport, the less likely they are toreport using illicit drugs.DEFINITION: Youth who report thatthey have used illicit drugs (such asmarijuana, cocaine, LSD, PCP or angeldust, heroin or other narcotics,amphetamines) three or more times inthe past 12 months.SOURCE: Surveys of 89,000 U. S.youth, grades 6 to 12, in 2010. See AFragile Foundation: The State ofDevelopmental Assets AmongAmerican YouthSURVEY: Profiles of Student Life:Attitudes and Behaviors * Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Assets andYouth Violence60%34%15%4%0 -10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 AssetsPercentofYouthWhoReportEngaginginViolentBehaviorsLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The moreDevelopmental Assets youthreport, the less likely they are tobe involved in violent behaviors.DEFINITION: Youth who have engagedin three or more acts of fighting,hitting, injuring a person, carrying orusing a weapon, or threateningphysical harm in the past 12 months.SOURCE: Surveys of 89,000 U. S.youth, grades 6 to 12, in 2010. See AFragile Foundation: The State ofDevelopmental Assets AmongAmerican YouthSURVEY: Profiles of Student Life:Attitudes and Behaviors* Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Assets andAnti-Social Behavior47%21%6%1%0 -10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 AssetsPercentofYouthWhoEngageinAnti-SocialBehaviorsLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The moreDevelopmental Assets youthreport, the less likely they are tobe involved in anti-socialbehaviors.DEFINITION: Youth who have beeninvolved in three or more incidents ofshoplifting, trouble with police, orvandalism in the past 12 months.SOURCE: Surveys of 89,000 U. S.youth, grades 6 to 12, in 2010. See AFragile Foundation: The State ofDevelopmental Assets AmongAmerican YouthSURVEY: Profiles of Student Life:Attitudes and Behaviors* Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Assets andSexual Activity34%21%11%3%0 -10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 AssetsPercentofYouthWhoReportBeingSexuallyActiveLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The moreDevelopmental Assets youthreport, the less likely they are toengage in sexual intercourse.DEFINITION: Youth who have hadsexual intercourse three or more timesin their lifetime.SOURCE: Surveys of 89,000 U. S.youth, grades 6 to 12, in 2010. See AFragile Foundation: The State ofDevelopmental Assets AmongAmerican YouthSURVEY: Profiles of Student Life:Attitudes and Behaviors* Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Assets & Depression/Attempted Suicide42%26%11%3%0 -10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 AssetsPercentofYouthWhoReportDepressionand/orAttemptedSuicideLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The moreDevelopmental Assets youthreport, the less likely they are toreport being depressed or havingattempted suicide.DEFINITION: Youth who report thatthey are frequently depressed and/orhave attempted suicide.SOURCE: Surveys of 89,000 U. S.youth, grades 6 to 12, in 2010. See AFragile Foundation: The State ofDevelopmental Assets AmongAmerican YouthSURVEY: Profiles of Student Life:Attitudes and Behaviors * Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS &COLLEGE READINESSBASED ON THE DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS PROFILECopyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Assets & CollegeReadiness: Math28%41%57%71%Challenged Vulnerable Adequate ThrivingPercentofYouthwhoDemonstrateMathCognitiveSkillsLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The higherlevels of Developmental Assetsyouth report, the more likely theyare to have math cognitive skillsneeded for college.DEFINITION: Student can solve morecomplex math problems and knowshow to apply math beyond school.SOURCE: 20,241 high school studentsin a southwestern U.S. city. 93% ofsample was 69 African American orHispanic American. 84% of samplequalified for free or reduced lunches.Unpublished data.SURVEY: Developmental Assets Profile(with supplementary measures) * Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.On a scale of 0 – 60, Challenged is 0 – 29; Vulnerable is 30 – 41;Adequate is 42 – 51; Thriving is 52-60.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Assets & CollegeReadiness: Science27%41%57%70%Challenged Vulnerable Adequate ThrivingPercentofYouthwhoDemonstrateScienceCognitiveSkillsLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The higherlevels of Developmental Assetsyouth report, the more likely theyare to have the science cognitiveskills needed for college.DEFINITION: Student knows how toconduct research, complete labs, anduse evidence to support a hypothesis.SOURCE: 20,241 high school studentsin a southwestern U.S. city. 93% ofsample was 69 African American orHispanic American. 84% of samplequalified for free or reduced lunches.Unpublished data.SURVEY: Developmental Assets Profile(with supplementary measures) * Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.On a scale of 0 – 60, Challenged is 0 – 29; Vulnerable is 30 – 41;Adequate is 42 – 51; Thriving is 52-60.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. Assets & CollegeReadiness: TimeManagement17%40%67%82%Challenged Vulnerable Adequate ThrivingPercentofYouthwhoDemonstrateTimeManagementSkillsLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The higherlevels of Developmental Assetsyouth report, the more likely theyare to have the timemanagement skills and studyhabits needed for college.DEFINITION: Student makes school apriority, meets deadlines, andmanages time well.SOURCE: 20,241 high school studentsin a southwestern U.S. city. 93% ofsample was 69 African American orHispanic American. 84% of samplequalified for free or reduced lunches.Unpublished data.SURVEY: Developmental Assets Profile(with supplementary measures) * Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.On a scale of 0 – 60, Challenged is 0 – 29; Vulnerable is 30 – 41;Adequate is 42 – 51; Thriving is 52-60.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. Assets & CollegeKnowledge:Home Supports25%39%55%68%Challenged Vulnerable Adequate ThrivingPercentofYouthwhoDemonstrateTimeManagementSkillsLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The higherlevels of Developmental Assetsyouth report, the more likely theyare to have the needed homesupports for college knowledge.DEFINITION: Family membersencourage college attendance andhelp with the selection and applicationprocess.SOURCE: 20,241 high school studentsin a southwestern U.S. city. 93% ofsample was 69 African American orHispanic American. 84% of samplequalified for free or reduced lunches.Unpublished data.SURVEY: Developmental Assets Profile(with supplementary measures) * Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.On a scale of 0 – 60, Challenged is 0 – 29; Vulnerable is 30 – 41;Adequate is 42 – 51; Thriving is 52-60.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  23. 23. ME & MY WORLD SURVEY:ELEMENTARY YOUTH (GRADES 4-6)Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. Assets andHelping Others32%59%76%95%0 -10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 AssetsPercentofYouthwhoReportHelpingOthersLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The moreDevelopmental Assets thatchildren in grades 4-6 report, themore likely they are to help otherpeople.DEFINITION: 4th- to 6th-grade youthwho help friends, neighbors, or otherson one or more days per week.SOURCE: Surveys of 4,668 youth inseveral U. S. schools, grades 4 to 6, in2003-04. See Coming into Their Own:Developmental Assets in MiddleChildhood.SURVEY: Me and My World* Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  25. 25. Assets andLife Satisfaction36%60%82%93%0 -10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 AssetsPercentofYouthwhoReportBeingSatisfiedwithLifeLevel of Assets Youth ExperienceTHE BOTTOM LINE: The moreDevelopmental Assets thatchildren in grades 4-6 report, themore likely they are to besatisfied with their life.DEFINITION: 4th- to 6th-grade youthwho report being satisfied with theirlife.SOURCE: Surveys of 4,668 youth inseveral U. S. schools, grades 4 to 6, in2003-04. See Coming into Their Own:Developmental Assets in MiddleChildhood.SURVEY: Me and My World* Developmental Assets are supports, strengths, and non-cognitive skills theyexperience in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.Copyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  26. 26. How Are Your YoungPeople Doing?Developmental Assets ProfileA short, online report with quick results.Measures change across time (pre-post).For grades 4 to 12.Profiles of Student Life:Attitudes & BehaviorsAn in-depth snapshot of young people’sassets, risks, and thriving behaviors.For grades 6 to 12.Me and My WorldAn in-depth snapshot of young people’sassets, risks, and thriving behaviors.For grades 4 to 6.Learn more about SearchInstitute surveys and howthey can help you understandand improve outcomes forthe young people you serve.http://www.search-institute.org/survey-servicesCopyright © 2013 Search Institute®, Minneapolis , MN ; www.search-institute.org. All rights reserved.
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×