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Building Strong Community Foundations for Children & Youth

Developed by the South Fraser Valley Regional Child & Youth Committee in partnership with Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives Association

About the 40
Developmental Assets

Asset Building

Asset Building

The Fraser
Region Project


Asset Building Resources

Giving children and youth what they need to succeed.

The following links are useful for collecting data, finding valuable workshop material, and learning more about the 40 Developmental Assets Framework and how you can use it within your own organization and community.


Abundant Assets Alliance YMCA Canada
The Abundant Assets Alliance combines the resources of YMCA of the USA, YMCA Canada and Search Institute. The alliance seeks to strengthen the capacity of YMCAs and the communities they serve to provide young people with the support and experiences they need to become healthy, caring and competent adults. Harnessing the power of extensive research on developmental assets—the essential building blocks for human development—the alliance partners have developed a holistic, systematic approach to improving young peoples' lives that involves the entire community.  www.abundantassets.org


Search Institute
Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities.  www.search-institute.org


Alaska Initiative for Community Engagement (ICE)
The Alaska Initiative for Community Engagement (Alaska ICE) serves as the Youth Advocacy branch of the Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB). Through the 40 Developmental Assets and various Community Engagement efforts, Alaska ICE works to give Alaskans at the local level the information, tools and assistance to work together and engage in the shared responsibility of preparing Alaska’s children and youth for the future.  www.alaskaice.org


Project Cornerstone

Project Cornerstone promotes the research-based developmental assets approach as a guiding framework and a common language to enable individuals and organizations to work together toward our common goal of supporting the healthy development of all children and youth. They leverage partnerships to influence public policy, programs and personal behavior. Project Cornerstone provides training and consultation and shares resources and best practice models to build the capacity of children’s and youth program providers, schools, governments, foundations, businesses, faith communities, and other community groups to support young people and strengthen our community. www.projectcornerstone.org


Thrive! Canada

Thrive! is a registered charitable organization dedicated to fostering positive youth development by producing and disseminating effective tools to empower and united caring adults in all aspects of young people's lives.  These tools include innovative and well-researched programs, products, training and services for youth, parents, educators, and community leaders.  www.thrivecanada.ca


WardClapham.com Leadership
Development & Coaching

Dedicated to promoting leadership development for individuals, communities, corporations and RCMP members.  www.wardclapham.com