Every month, Celebrating Healthy Communities Coalition highlights one of the 40 Developmental Assets. Please feel free share and distribute in your newsletter, staff meetings and on social media!
Asset #17 Creative Activities – Young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater, or others arts.
Local Data: Only 25% of La Plata County youth grades 6-12 report spending three or more hours in creative activities described in Asset #17. (Assets Survey 2015)
Essential Question: Do I assist my children or children in my care with access to creative activities?
Tips for increasing participation in creative activities:
- Hand down a hobby. Teach a young person a skill such as painting, a musical instrument or gardening.
- Help your children at every age find positive outlets for their creative energy. This might include classes, crafts, cooking with you, drama, and internships with artists, etc.
- Model involvement in creative activities and share your efforts and enthusiasm with your child.
Source: Search Institute 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents