What Teens Need To Succeed

What Teens Need to Succeed

What is the secret to raising healthy teens? Researchers from the Search Institute dedicated themselves to this quest and after studying more than 4 million young people, they identified a series of 40 factors, or Developmental Assets as they call them, that positively influence the healthy development of young people. These include learning life skills, planning family adventures, empowering youth with planning and decision-making, and engaging teens in school and community activities.

Key Takeaway

The purpose of Raising Healthy Teens is to provide tangible ways that families and community members can help young people feel good about themselves, do well in school, and resist risky activities such as drinking and using drugs.