Youth Count focuses on educating and engaging our community members in building the 40 Developmental Assets ™ The 40 Assets are the experiences, behaviors and attitudes that help our young people succeed in life.
As you browse through pages of this website consider how YOU can become involved in asset building – it’s easier than you think!
Thank you for leaving your comments on our blog.
40 Assets and 4o Developmental Assets are a trademark of Search Institute www.search-institute.org.
For many southern Indiana schools … this week marks the end of the 2012/13 school year. Be safe, have fun, enjoy … and keep learning!
Working with youth in group settings of varying ages can often be a challenging task. Melissa Merida, Purdue Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator, will present “Ages & Stages: Working Together to Learn”. This hands-on experience will lead participants through awareness of the various learning stages and how to plan activities and lessons that allow mixed age groups to learn together. The public is invited to this no cost meeting; join us on Friday, April 26, 12:00 Noon in the lower level conference room at the Cancer Care Center, 2210 Green Valley Road in New Albany. Bring your lunch to this noontime meeting. Dessert will be provided.
The next Youth Count Community Meeting – open to the public – is scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2012, 12:00 – 1:15PM. Youth Count is partnering with Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana to to provide you with a variety of resources, including lunch, as we discuss how we maximize the 100 Best Communities for Young People recognition to provide the very best for our youth.
At today’s live webcast from Washington D.C., America’s Promise Alliance announced the winners of their 100 Best Communities for Young People competition. For the second year, Floyd County, Indiana was selected as one of the winning communities.
Thank you for once again for providing support to Youth Count … and to the many ways you support youth through grants and scholarships!
3. Hold a family celebration Start an annual tradition that celebrates the start of the school year. For exam-ple, have a family cookout with hotdogs and s’mores tarts. This helps build excitement for the new school year, but also gives them a relaxed setting to talk about any back-to-school anxiety they may be feeling.
4. Set up a homework area This area should be organized, quiet and well-lit. You should also allow your child to personalize this space to make it more appealing and fun, without pro-viding distractions.
5. Stock up on a variety of sensible, wholesome, non-perishable snacks.