Connecting to Community
One of the best things you can offer any child is a strong connection to his or her community. Search Institute research indicates that kids need to have relationships with caring adults outside of their families, including neighbors, their friends’ parents, program leaders, and other community members in order to grow up well.Facts:
While every community is different, there are always opportunities for your child to get involved.Learn More:
1. Developmental Assets: A Profile of Your Youth (Minneapolis, MN: Search Institute, 2005), 2003 weighted aggregate dataset, unpublished report.
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