The Challenges Facing Communities
While assets are powerful shapers of young people's lives and choices, too few young people experience many of these assets. Twenty-five of the 40 assets are experience by less than half of the young people surveyed.
Average Number of Assets by Grade and Gender
The average young person surveyed experiences only 18 of the 40 assets. In general, older youth have lower average levels of assets than younger youth. And boys experience fewer assets than girls.
Youth with Different Levels of Assets
Ideally, all youth would experience at least 31 of these 40 assets. Yet, as this chart shows, only 8 percent of youth experience this level of assets. Sixty-two percent experience fewer than 20 of the assets.
What goal would you set for young people in your community, organization, neighborhood, or family?