Search Institute has identified 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed. Half of the assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities (external assets).
The remaining assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people (internal assets). Everyone’s as Asset Builder is designed to inform individuals about the Development Assets framework and motivate them to be effective asset builders. Youth with greater levels of Assets are more likely to display positive behaviors, less likely to engage in high-risk behaviors, and demonstrate higher levels of resiliency.