Developmental Assets

In 1990, Search Institute released a framework of 40 Developmental Assets, which identifies a set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults. 

Data collected from Search Institute surveys of more than 4 million children and youth from all backgrounds and situations has consistently demonstrated that the more Developmental Assets young people acquire, the better their chances of succeeding in school and becoming happy, healthy, and contributing members of their communities and society. 

Every month we distribute custom Developmental Asset graphics to over 37 organizations to share with their network with an average reach of 3,000 people. 

If you would like to have the Developmental Assets sent to you, in graphic form, to share within your network please contact Breeah Kinsella at to be placed on the monthly mailing list.