Foundations of Positive Youth Development Series: Everyone's an Asset Builder and Sharing the Asset Message*

Wednesday, April 17 - Thursday, April 18, 2024
08:45 AM - 01:30 PM
Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office)
33 West Grand Avenue
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60654

During this course, you will learn how to support young people in your life as well as engage the family and communities of the youth connected to your work.

Everyone’s an Asset Builder (Part I)

Developmental Assets are listed under all prevention-focused, youth development areas of services around which the RYD program will be designed, including improving academic performance, life skills education, caregiver involvement, recreation, sports, cultural and artistic activities, positive adult mentors, service learning, and STEM Learning.

The first day of the two-day training introduces the Developmental Assets® framework and the powerful role of individual asset builders in the lives of youth. This workshop will help participants:

  • identify the characteristics of effective asset builders and their own personal strengths and challenges
  • understand “circles of influence” and identify those circles in which there is potential for asset-building
  • make and share a personal commitment to asset-building action 

Sharing the Asset Message (Part II)

The second day of the training will prepare community members and groups to deliver a variety of asset-building messages to multiple audiences. This workshop will help participants:

  • discuss how the assets relate to other positive youth development efforts
  • develop engaging presentation strategies to meet the unique needs of any audience
  • download free curriculum materials to use in their program presentations

 * Note: This is a two-day training; to receive credit, participants must attend both days of the training.


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