Young people thrive with consistent support and encouragement. Green Peak Alliance (GPA), a regional network of organizations promoting healthy communities, is working to help parents, caregivers, coaches, teachers, and others support the young people in their lives by launching a digital campaign and toolkit.
Interested parties can use this campaign and toolkit to share encouraging messages and create engagement. Designed for sharing on social media, in newsletters, or in print, the toolkit is available to all at: http://www.greenpeakalliance.org/portfolio/assetsmediatoolkit
The content of the campaign focuses on supports, identified as "Developmental Assets." Originally defined by the Search Institute, a Minnesota-based nonprofit, developmental assets are internal and external positive experiences and/or qualities that help kids develop a sense of confidence, passion, and purpose.
External assets include support, empowerment, setting of boundaries and expectations, and learning constructive use of time.
Internal assets include a commitment to learning, holding positive values and self-image, and mastering social skills to successfully navigate the world.
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About GPA: Established in 2018, Green Peak Alliance (GPA) is a regional network of organizations promoting healthy communities and substance misuse prevention in East Central Vermont through assessments, education, and outreach. GPA members are connected to regional planning partners, law enforcement, schools, and service organizations. Projects include substance misuse prevention education, prescription medication take-back initiatives, health policy, and increasing positive activities and supports for youth. Online at http://greenpeakalliance.org