The Developmental Assets® from Search Institute are 40 research-based, positive experiences and qualities that influence young people’s development, helping them become caring, responsible, and productive adults.

Over time, studies of more than 5 million young people consistently show that the more assets that young people have, the less likely they are to engage in a wide range of high-risk behaviors and the more likely they are to thrive.

Internal Assets are the traits that individuals develop within themselves for social-emotional resiliency:

  • Commitment to Learning
  • Positive Values
  • Social Competencies
  • Positive Identity

External Assets are the outside resources that bolster individuals’ social-emotional strength:

  • Support
  • Empowerment
  • Boundaries & Expectations
  • Constructive Use of Time

For a sense of the Developmental Assets® Camas School District strives to cultivate, select your child’s language and age group below:



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