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1 1 Take a second, make a difference for our youth Community Outreach Campaign

2 Mountain View Values Youth - Developmental Assets Initiative 2 “It is easier to build strong children than it is to repair broken men.” - Frederick Douglass “Children are one third of our population and all of our future.” -Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981

3 In response to the results of the 2011 Project Cornerstone County-wide Developmental Assets survey, Challenge Team convened an Asset Task Force at looking into the data and taking action! 39% of Mountain View middle school youth are in the adequate or thriving zone. Or have 21 or more of the 40 developmental assets. 3

4  Developmental assets are the positive values, relationships, and experiences that youth need to thrive.  Research has identified assets that correlate with youth resilience and behavior ◦ Youth with low asset levels are more likely to engage in negative risk behaviors and fail to achieve at school. ◦ Youth with high asset levels are more likely to choose healthy activities, succeed in school, and avoid risk behaviors. 4

5 5 RESILIENCY THRIVING BEHAVIORS Succeeds in School Helps Others Values Diversity Good Health Leadership Resists Danger Delays Gratification Overcomes Adversity INTERNAL ASSETS Commitment to Learning Positive Values Social Competencies Positive Identity EXTERNAL ASSETS Support Empowerment Boundaries & Expectations Constructive Use of Time

6 6 In the Fall of 2010, Project Cornerstone, in partnership with 26 Santa Clara County school districts and 213 schools, administered a survey of developmental asset levels to over 38,000 youth from Gilroy to Palo Alto. MVWSD surveyed 7 th grade students 224 youth voices make up this data set. On average our youth have 18.9 of the 40 Assets. 32% 7% 13% 48%

7 9 Goal: 50% of youth in Mountain View will have ≥21 assets by 2015.

8 10 Goal: 50% of youth in Mountain View will have ≥21 assets by 2015.

9 Boundaries and Expectations Asset #14: Adult Role Model24% 9 Empowerment Asset #8: Youth As Resources28% Asset #7: Community Values Youth23% Support Asset # 4: Caring Neighborhood39% Boundaries and Expectations Asset #13: Neighborhood Boundaries47%

10 10 Maria’s Story Tax Free Intentional Making a difference and you don’t even know you are doing it!

11  Smile and make eye contact with young people  Learn the names of kids you encounter on a regular basis and greet them by name.  Even when a child is in trouble, try to concentrate on what is right with them  Set an example for youth  Empower youth by involving them in decision making opportunities that affect them 11

12 … the thousands of interactions in which children and youth are valued, respected and known. 12

13  What is going on in your organization/circle of influence?  How do your efforts tie to the Assets?  SO WHAT? 13

14 14 Complete a MOUNTAIN VIEW PLEDGE form today! Sign on as an individuals Take this back to your organization Deliver this training to others in your sphere of influence. Let us know how it went Take a second, make a difference.


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