UU Assets For Youth

We worry about youth suicide, gun violence, and other issues affecting young people, but often feel helpless and don’t know how we can make a difference. The Search Institute has identified 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to thrive. Half of the assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities (external assets). The remaining assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people (internal assets). How do these fit with our UU values and how can we help instill them so our children can feel valued and lead healthy lives? All community members , not just parents, have roles to play. Do you know how to make a difference?