Be An Asset Builder


Employing the 40 Developmental Assets® in everday life with children you’re already in contact with is an easy and effective way to strengthen community youth. The Search Institute developed the 40 Developmental Asset framework in 1990 and it has become the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the United States. The Assets are 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible, successful adults.

Kids Central, Inc. is a certified trainer of the 40 Developmental Assets® and presents the Assets® in community forums. For more inforamtion, please contact the Training and Facilitation Department.

Below are age-specific lists of the 40 Developmental Assets®.

40 Developmental Assets for Early Childhood (ages 3-5)

40 Developmental Assets for Grades K–3 (ages 5-9)

40 Developmental Assets for Middle Childhood (ages 8-12)

40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents (ages 12-18)

More information can also be found at the Search Institute’s website.