For more than 50 years, Search Institute® has been a leader and partner for organizations around the world in discovering what kids need to succeed. Their research, resources, and expertise help their partners in organizations, schools, and community coalitions solve critical challenges in the lives of young people.
Search Institute focuses on deepening understanding and working with partners to improve the lives of young people in three critical areas:
Developmental Assets®, Search Institute’s framework of strengths and supports, which has become the most widely recognized and most frequently cited approach to positive youth development in the world.
Developmental Relationships, those relationships that help young people attain the psychological and social skills needed for success in education and in life.
Developmental Communities, a focus on creating contexts and settings that attend to young people’s developmental needs and are aligned for collective impact.