Empowerment | External Asset
Young people need to feel valued and valuable. This happens when youth feel safe and respected.
The Four Empowerment Assets:
Community values youth—Young person perceives that adults in the community value youth.
Safety—Young person feels safe at home, school, and in the neighborhood.
Service to others—Young person serves in the community one hour or more per week.
Youth as resources—Young people are given useful roles in the community.
Everyday Asset Building Tips:
Include young people as active participants in events
Encourage teenagers to take leadership roles in their community
Do simple acts of community service together
Give young people appropriate and important responsibilities within the family
Teach children and youth how to be safe wherever they go