Constructive Use of Time | External Asset
Young people need opportunities—outside of school—to learn and develop new skills and interests with other youth and adults.
The Four Constructive Use of Time Assets:
Creative activities—Young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater, or other arts.
Time at home—Young person is out with friends “with nothing special to do,” two or fewer nights per week.
Religious community—Young person spends one or more hours per week in activities in a religious institution.
Youth programs—Young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs, or organizations at school and/or in community organizations.
Everyday Asset Building Tips:
Visit museums and libraries and attend plays and concerts with youth
Encourage teens to be involved in at least one hobby
Have a regular family night to do something fun together
Involve youth in decisions about family spiritual activities
Vounteer in programs and activities for young children