Positive Values | Internal Asset

Young people need to develop strong guiding values or principles to help them make healthy life choices.

The Six Positive Values Assets: 

  • Caring—Young person places high value on helping other people.

  • Restraint—Young person believes it is important not to be sexually active or to use alcohol or other drugs.

  • Responsibility—Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility.

  • Honesty—Young person “tells the truth even when it is not easy.”

  • Integrity—Young person acts on convictions and stands up for their beliefs.

  • Equality and social justice—Young person places a high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty.

Everyday Asset Building Tips:

  • Remember that mistakes are part of living and growing

  • Show care and concern for your neighbors by offering a helping hand

  • Write down what you believe. Post it where you will see it often

  • Be responsible for all of your thoughts, words, and actions

  • Try new things and take on new responsibilities