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Search Institute: Positive Youth Development for Schools, Communities, and Families
Together with you, Search Institute is dedicated to helping young people achieve new and untold possibilities--reaching above and beyond.  Our signature strength-based developmental research points the way with today's most relevant publications and curricula, research-driven survey services, and recognized experts and training.  We know that when young people are empowered to draw upon competencies and strengths from within--and are encouraged through positive relationships and meaningful opportunities--truly, the sky's their limit.

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Sparks: How Youth Thrive

Positive youth development pioneer Dr. Peter Benson presents sparks as the path to real education reform. Benson died in 2011, but his innovative work around sparks continues at Search Institute.
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Building Assets, Reducing Risks Program

One of the best comprehensive, research-based ninth grade reform programs to increase academic achievement and reduce failure rates.

The Mentor's Field Guide: Answers You Need to Help Kids Succeed

Maybe you’re new to mentoring, or maybe you bring years of experience. 
Perhaps you mentor through a formal program, or maybe you mentor 
informally as a teacher, youth group leader, or youth-serving volunteer.
 Whatever your connection with mentoring, you will find practical 
counsel and endless inspiration in this first-ever guide to the art and 
science of mentoring.

A Fragile Foundation : The State of Developmental Assets among American Youth (2nd Edition)

Based on a sample of almost 89,000 youth in 26 states, A Fragile Foundation, Second Edition, features data from communities that used the Search Institute Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors survey during 2010. It shows the realities, challenges, and possibilities for young people as they see it.
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