40 Developmental Assets
Who We Are
The 40 Developmental Asset Framework is an evidence-based strategy that targets all youth from infants to seniors in high school and promotes a common language throughout the school, community and county to deliver a consistent, positive message to all our youth.
The 40 Developmental Asset Framework is not a program with a curriculum; but rather a community-based philosophy in which all adults in the community take on the role of modeling and mentoring youth. These relationships provide youth guidance and expectations to help them make good decisions and provide support which helps them to feel valued and empowered.
What We Do
The 40 Developmental Asset Framework is an evidence-based strategy that serves as a foundational framework for our prevention programs. Research proves that the more assets that we develop in youth, the less likely they are to make harmful or unhealthy choices.
These 40 Developmental Assets promote positive attitudes and choices to protect youth from risky behaviors that get in between them and their goals. Created in 1990, the Asset Framework is grounded in research on childhood and adolescent development, risk prevention and resiliency.