Research and Partnerships—How Search Institute Helps Kids Succeed

What Kids Need to Succeed: An Annual Update from Search Institute

Dear Friend,

If you are like me, you briefly peruse most annual reports by glancing at the section headings, pictures, and charts. Once in a while, however, I receive an annual report that I read more thoroughly because I know it will include food for thought about issues I care about.

Hopefully, Search Institute's Annual Update falls into the second category. It includes

  • an overview of our new Developmental Relationships Framework, which is the result of more than a year of intensive quantitative and qualitative research
  • information about the Perseverance Process, which is a new resource to help schools, families, and out-of-school time programs strengthen young people's capacity to work through distraction and difficulty
  • updates on work we are doing with partners in diverse environments—from developing nations in Africa to urban, rural, and suburban communities across the United States

In all of those environments, we provide our partners with data, analysis, and practical tools that help them help young people—especially those who must overcome poverty, discrimination, and other obstacles.

We hope this report gives you a sense of how Search Institute's research and partnerships effectively make use of charitable funds. When Search Institute discovers a solution to a pressing problem in education or youth development and then disseminates that solution through its worldwide networks, the impact of your donations is multiplied many times over.

Please keep that idea in mind as you read through this report and consider making a tax-deductible contribution of any size to support our work. Thank you!



Kent Pekel, Ed. D.
President and CEO
Search Institute


Publish Date: 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Developmental Relationships Framework

After reading the information, I am impressed with the break down of the framework. I am impressed organization and breakdown of the information. It seems like the team really made a practical document that many people can use in a variety of communities.