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Developmental Assets: The Power of One, The Power of Many

Everyone can play a role in helping young people thrive. Developmental Assets: The Power of One, The Power of Many explores the positive paths adults can take to increase the number of assets in the lives of young people.

This professional learning opportunity is based on the Developmental Assets Framework, which identifies 40 internal and external factors that protect against risks and promote growth and learning for young people. Some of those assets are the relationships and opportunities that exist in families, schools, and communities (external assets). Other assets are social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people (internal assets).


At Search Institute we help you apply research to relationships in practical and impactful ways. Whether you need workshops, surveys, continuous improvement, or more—reach out to discover solutions that are right for you.

"I learned a lot about building relationships with my students and the impact that strong relationships can have."
Course Participant Developmental Assets: The Power of One, The Power of Many

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and be able to describe the Developmental Assets Framework

  • Understand the association between Developmental Assets and positive youth outcomes

  • Identify qualities of individuals who are asset builders in the lives of young people

  • Understand the central role of relationships in asset building

  • Identify strategies for building developmental assets in the lives of young people

  • Identify and commit to perform a simple asset-building action

Workshop Structure

  • In-Person: half day or breakout session at your location (up to 4 hours)

  • Virtual: 1 hour and 45 minutes workshops (up to 3.5 hours)

Who Should Attend

Staff, leaders, and community members from:

  • Schools

  • After-school and out-of-school-time programs

  • Mentoring programs

  • Juvenile justice organizations

  • Libraries

  • Coalitions

Get Started

Learn how you can bring this professional learning opportunity to your organization by filling out this form.