Positive Youth Development
The Legacy Center (TLC) supports initiatives and programs that ensure area youth excel and become productive members of society.
TLC has adopted the concept of Developmental Assets, which we believe immunize youth against risk-taking behavior. Research shows that the more assets young people have, the less likely they are to engage in high-risk behaviors and the more likely they are to thrive.
Developmental Assets Framework
Search Institute has identified 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed. Half of the assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities (external assets). The remaining assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people (internal assets).