The Youth Development Committee was formed in spring 2005 in response to the Community Assessment’s determination of the top four priority issues, treat one of which was Family Issues. Youth Development was one of five committees selected to support families in providing healthy, patient safe, stable and nurturing environments. The Committee first met in May 2005 in order to promote positive youth development as outlined in the Community Plan, using Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Asset framework. The Committee’s focus is the community-wide THRIVE Initiative—Teach, Hope, Reach, Involve, Value and Encourage youth to be the best that they can be!
Facilitate community-wide awareness and use of 40 Developmental Assets to increase the number of positive assets in youth.
You can learn more about THRIVE at www.capecountythrive.com. Below you will find a brief description of the 40 developmental assets.
Family Support, Positive Family Communication, Other Adult Relationships, Caring Neighborhood, Caring School Climate, Parent Involvement in Schooling
Community Values Youth, Youth as Resources, Service to Others, Safety
|BOUNDARIES & EXPECTATIONS
Family Boundaries, School Boundaries, Neighborhood Boundaries, Adult Role Models, Positive Peer Influence, High Expectations
|CONSTRUCTIVE USE OF TIME
Creative Activities, Youth Programs, Religious Community, Time at Home
|COMMITMENT TO LEARNING
Achievement Motivation, School Engagement, Homework, Bonding to School, Reading for Pleasure
Caring, Equality and Social Justice, Integrity, Honesty, Responsibility, Restraint
Planning and Decision Making, Interpersonal Competence, Cultural Competence, Resistance Skills, Peaceful Conflict Resolution
Personal Power, Self-Esteem, Sense of Purpose, Positive View of Personal Future