Everyone agrees that it’s important for kids and teens to thrive. But what does thriving really mean? One way to think about thriving is whether a young person agrees with the statements at the left side of the table. Each statement is linked to a “key to thriving,” which represents a developmental asset category.
Click a key to thriving to read a PDF containing tips and strategies to help families build and strengthen each of these keys to thriving.
What young person feels
Key to thriving
I mean something to the people in my world.
I make a difference in the world.
I know what’s expected of me and what behaviors are “in bounds” and “out of bounds.”
I have balance in my life between activities that challenge me and activities that refresh me.
I like to learn new things.
I try my best to “do the right thing,” and I believe it’s important to help others.
I know how to make good choices and build positive relationships.
I feel good about myself and I have a bright future.
To help kids and teens thrive, use every interaction with young people as an opportunity to make sure young people believe that these statement are true for them. For more ideas and resources, click here.
To learn how Project Cornerstone can help you or your organization develop strategies to help youth thrive, click here.
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