Ah, Technology!

So, hospital troche you may have noticed that our website has gone through a period of inactivity. A while back, the site was hacked. Someone who knows WAY more about computers than I was able to restore the site to a specific point in time, but the point in time was not recent because we had not backed up in a while. This week, another technology guru was able to get us back in the system, so we hope to be getting the site back in shape soon! Be patient with us…Developmental Assets and kids are our expertise…technology, obviously, is not.

Activating Assets: Youth Programs

This month, no rx our focus is Asset #18: Youth Programs
Young person spends 3 or more hours a week in in sports, remedy clubs or organizations with school, view community or church.
Category: External Assets
Subcategory: Constructive Use of Time
Nationally, only 57% of youth report having this asset. 

5 Ways to Build Youth Programs:

  • Explore different youth programs available in your area that will fit with your child’s interests.  Your school is a good place to start, they will have information on their own programs as well as those they recommend in the community.
  • Talk to your child about the different options that are available and reasons why you believe they are a good way for them to be spending their time.
  • Consider a part-time job or volunteer options for an older child.  Many are just as rewarding as joining a club and will provide valuable work experience.
  • Reach out to mentoring organizations in your community.  A well matched mentor can provide your child with a caring adult that can share common interests.
  • Encourage leadership skills and a sense of community in your child by suggesting they join a fundraising organization for a cause they believe in.

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