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Young people who know their “sparks”—those interests that they find most engaging—do better in school and are more likely to say they have hopeful futures.

Publish Date: 2015-Jun-03

Explore findings from the Roots of Engaged Citizenship Project and learn about how good citizenship is rooted in young people's character strengths, developmental competencies, and supportive contexts.

Publish Date: 2015-May-27


By: Kent Pekel, Ed.D.

As I visit schools, youth programs, and community coalitions across the country to discuss Search Institute's new research on developmental relationships, I have not met a single person who thinks relationships are unimportant.

Publish Date: 2015-May-19

Play, a natural part of children's development, is essential to their social, emotional, and physical growth. Summer is coming fast, and Search Institute has many resources to incorporate play and movement into your program.

Publish Date: 2015-May-13

Young people who have strong relationships with parents, teachers, and other adults do better in school. In this article, Dr. Kent Pekel and Dr. Peter Scales discuss how Search Institute's Developmental Relationships Framework can motivate young people to do their best.

Publish Date: 2015-May-04

Essentials of Asset Building, one of Search Institute’s most popular workshops, is now open for registration in Georgetown, TX. This two-day workshop on July 13 and 14 prepares participants to deliver two foundational trainings—Everyone’s an Asset Builder and Sharing the Asset Message.

Publish Date: 2015-Apr-29

Some people believe that if a task is worth doing, it’s worth measuring. While that philosophy may not apply to all youth development efforts, a Red Wing, Minn., coalition is successfully using data to help young people reach their full potential.

Publish Date: 2015-Apr-21

Each April, Alcohol Awareness Month is sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD), and this year's focus is on underage drinking.

Publish Date: 2015-Apr-15

All of our parenting resources are on sale in April. Stock up now on these publications that emphasize families' strengths!

Publish Date: 2015-Apr-07

Join us for Just Ask Them: Engaging Young People to Strengthen Out-of-School Time Program Quality, a no-cost webinar on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015, 12PM - 1PM, CDT

Publish Date: 2015-Mar-27

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