Assets” represent the building blocks for thriving youth, families, and community —- everyday things that anyone can do to support our youth … and everyone can be an “Asset Builder”!
External Asset Category: Support
Supportive, healthy relationships make a big difference! Support means freely giving young people love, affirmation, and acceptance; surrounding young people with caring families, guardians, friends, teachers, neighbors, and other adults; and helping young people know they belong, are not alone, and are both loved and lovable.
Asset Tip: Talk together about who in your neighborhood or community matters to your family. Who are the friends, neighbors, extended family members, friends, teachers, or coaches that you would turn to for support, encouragement or help? Who looks out for your family? Who would you call or email if you had exciting or difficult news to share? Once you have identified the people who matter most, think about how you might strengthen ties with them.