Here are some resources we like to consult when thinking BIG – helpful in program design.
The Search Institute
  • Developmental Assets®, Search Institute’s framework of strengths and supports, which has become the most widely recognized and most frequently cited approach to positive youth development in the world.
  • Developmental Relationships, those relationships that help young people attain the psychological and social skills needed for success in education and in life.
  • Developmental Communities, a focus on creating contexts and settings that attend to young people’s developmental needs and are aligned for collective impact.
Along these same lines is the David Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality… “empowers education and human service leaders to adapt, implement, and scale best-in-class, research validated quality improvement systems to advance child and youth development.”