The Developmental Assets

The Developmental Assets, designed by Search Institute, is an evidence-based approach the Council for Youth Development and our community partners are integrating throughout Bartholomew County. 

Data collected from Search Institute surveys of more than 5 million children and youth from all backgrounds and situations has consistently demonstrated that the more Developmental Assets young people acquire, the better their chances of succeeding in school and becoming happy, healthy, and contributing members of their communities and society. Read more about the SI Research.

everyone is an asset builder

We believe everyone has an active role to play in supporting positive youth development across Bartholomew County. Take a few minutes to learn more about the power of community investment in young people and their families.

Special thanks to Rachel McCarver, Mark Allamanno, Jasmine Austin, BCSC, Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corporation, and our Bartholomew County Experts | Published on May 25, 2018

Developmental Assets builder guide
for childcare givers. [Age 0-8]

To help you find fun and affordable activities in Bartholomew County, we have put together a list of things to do with your child by season and year round. We hope you find many ways to enjoy time with your children throughout the year!

PDF with links: English | Spanish
PDF for Print: English | Spanish
Content created by CYD Family Engagement Workgroup

CYD Community Cohort | 2018

CYD Community Cohort | 2018

Meet our local facilitators

We successfully hosted our first Developmental Assets community cohort training the first week of March and will be sharing more with you about outreach opportunities in the near future. Twenty-four community partners are now able to facilitate the Developmental Assets framework approach throughout Bartholomew County. Stay connected by completing our contact form.


coming soon!

The purpose of the Developmental Assets Builder badge is to recognize organizations that actively integrate the framework in their programs. The badge indicates a partner has integrated Developmental Assets into your organization and will provide key information to Council for Youth Development describing your efforts.

Are you currently our Developmental Assets partner? Request for your Developmental Asset Builder Badge now.