Below are a list of resources for Kids’ Camp coordinators regarding the implementation of the Developmental Assets:
- The Asset Building Challenge
- Eight Keys to Thriving Youth
- Asset-Building Days, Weeks, Months To Celebrate
- Questions to Ask Children
- Inventive ways to Transition Kids
- Five Ways To Talk To Kids So They Actually Listen
- Asset Building Ideas for all Adults
- Project Cornerstone
Asset #14 Adult Role Models: Parents and other adults model positive, responsible behavior.
Essential Question: Do I exhibit role model worthy behavior in front of my children and our community’s youth at all times? (Note: 37% of La Plata County youth grades 6-12 report having positive role models in their lives. Assets Survey 2015)
Tips to identify and increase visibility of community role models:
- Make a point of talking about people you admire or who had a positive influence on you, and why. Ask a young person to do the same.
- Share stories and experiences that reflect positive values, such as when a friend treated you with honesty or a coworker behaved responsibly. This can help young people develop a better understanding of their own values and how to act in different situations.
- Take the time to pass on your special skills. Youth often appreciate the opportunity to learn new skills, even if they’ve never been exposed to them before.
- Model integrity by following through on any commitments that you make, especially with young people.
- Demonstrate positive responses to difficult situations, such as offering a sincere apology when appropriate, or trying again when you fail to achieve a goal.
happy asset building.