40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents
As part of our SMS Guidance Program, and in coordination with RESA 8, we are exploring and talking about the 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents provided by the Search Institute. These assets are to develop and explore how we can better encourage and invite student development to become a healthy, caring and responsible adult!SUPPPORT:Show courtesy to a family member in public and at homeVow to say one encouraging thing to someone each dayEMPOWERMENT:Encourage teenagers to take leadership roles in their communityTalk about being safe wherever they goBOUNDARIES AND EXPECTATIONS:Treat all people, regardless of age, with respectWhen setting boundaries for someone else, explain the values behind themCONSTRUCTIVE USE OF TIME:Encourage teens to be involved in atleast one volunteer activity that makes a difference in the communityInvolve teens in decisions about family spiritual activitiesCOMMITMENT TO LEARNING:Ask a young person to teach you a new skillBelive that all young folks can learnPOSITIVE VALUES:Remember that mistakes are a part of living and growing upBe responsibile for all of your thoughts words and actions
--Thanks for being the great encouragers we know you can be!
South Middle Guidance Department