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The Power of Relationships

40% of young people today report feeling lonely. If we say relationships really matter, how do we make them a priority for all young people to experience? Search Institute is committed to exploring this question with our colleagues and partners. Watch to find out what we’ve learned so far and the powerful impact relationships can have in the lives of youth.


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We have several open-enrollment workshops coming up, including our newest workshop, Developmental Relationships Bootcamp. Click below to find out more or to register!

Essentials of Asset Building for Trainers and Facilitators
February 26-27, 2018, Minneapolis, MN

Developmental Relationships & Sparks
February 28, 2018 – Minneapolis, MN

Keep Connected Institute for Strengthening Family Relationships
March 8-9, 2018 – Kansas City, MO

Developmental Relationships Bootcamp
March 20-21 and April 17-18, 2018 – Minneapolis, MN

Strengthening Student Motivation Workshop
March 26-27, Minneapolis, MN

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Relationships First: Creating Connections that Help Young People Thrive

"After decades of forming hypotheses, conducting surveys, crafting and rewriting definitions, analyzing data, and writing journal articles, Search Institute researchers and practitioners have arrived at a surprisingly simple conclusion: nothing—nothing—has more impact in the life of a child than positive relationships."        

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