Developmental Assets for Adolescents

Dear Phoenix families,

Through their work with Cornerstone Youth Centre, Miss Diana and Mr. Larry discovered Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents. Our mission at Phoenix is to provide unique learning opportunities (in partnership with families) so that each young person can develop into a lifelong learner and active, responsible global citizen. Search Institute’s advice for parents of teenagers, aimed at promoting assets like “Commitment to Learning”, “Caring”, “Responsibility”, “Cultural Competence”, “Sense of Purpose” and 35 others, is very much in line with our mission. We thought it might be fun to explore these 40 assets together, week by week on Wacky Teen Wednesday. Tune in next Wednesday for a few words on Developmental Asset #1: Family Support.

See you next week!


Miss Vanessa

Music Teacher and Writer, Phoenix Foundation