Assets in Action
Assets In Action would like to highlight good deeds done throughout our
community, the state or the world, with the 4th annual Assets In Action
community awards ceremony.

The EXTERNAL Assets

Family support • Family life provides high levels of love and support.
Positive family communication • Young person and her or his parent(s) communicate positively, and young person is willing to seek advice and counsel from parent(s).
Other adult relationships • Young person receives support from three or more nonparent adults.
Caring neighborhood • Young person experiences caring neighbors.
Caring school climate • School provides a caring, encouraging environment.
Parent involvement in schooling • Parent(s) are actively involved in helping young person succeed in school.
Community values youth • Young person perceives that adults in the community value youth.
Youth as resources • Young people are given useful roles in the community.
Service to others • Young person serves in the community one hour or more per week.
Safety • Young person feels safe at home, at school, and in the neighborhood
Family boundaries • Family has clear rules and consequences, and monitors the young person’s whereabouts.
School boundaries • School provides clear rules and consequences.
Neighborhood boundaries • Neighbors take responsibility for monitoring young people’s behavior.
Adult role models • Parent(s) and other adults model positive, responsible behavior.
Positive peer influence • Young person’s best friends model responsible behavior.
High expectations • Both parent(s) and teachers encourage the young person to do well.

Creative activities • Young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music,
theater, or other arts.
Youth programs • Young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs, or organizations at
school and/or in community organizations.
Religious community • Young person spends one hour or more per week in activities in a religious institution.
Time at home • Young person is out with friends “with nothing special to do” two or fewer nights per week.

The INTERNAL Assets


Achievement motivation • Young person is motivated to do well in school.
School engagement • Young person is actively engaged in learning.
Homework • Young person reports doing at least one hour of homework every school day.
Bonding to school • Young person cares about her or his school.
Reading for pleasure • Young person reads for pleasure three or more hours per week.

Caring • Young person places high value on helping other people.
Equality and social justice • Young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty.
Integrity • Young person acts on convictions and stands up for her or his beliefs.
Honesty • Young person “tells the truth even when it is not easy.”
Responsibility • Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility.
Restraint • Young person believes it is important not to be sexually active or to use alcohol or other drugs.

Planning and decision making • Young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices.
Interpersonal competence • Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills.
Cultural competence • Young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ethnic backgrounds.
Resistance skills • Young person can resist negative peer pressure and dangerous situations.
Peaceful conflict resolution • Young person seeks to resolve conflict nonviolently.

Personal power • Young person feels he or she has control over “things that happen to me.”
Self-esteem • Young person reports having a high self-esteem.
Sense of purpose • Young person reports that “my life has a purpose.”
Positive view of personal future • Young person is optimistic about her or his personal future.
Assets In Action and the JJAB will sponsor the Hubba Bubba Awards for LAHS teachers and staff. Students will have the opportunity to nominate those teachers/staff helping to build the 40 Developmental Assets in our high school students. Click here for Nomination form. One weekly winner will receive a certificate for their efforts and of course Hubba Bubba bubblegum.
Assets in Action Community Awards
Submit your nomination(s) any time - make as many submission as you choose
SPARKS!
What is your "Spark" and are you willing to teach it to others? Do you like baking, computers photography, plants or science? Can you teach on the topics of holiday customs or traditions, military service or history?

Assets In Action is looking for people that can be an Asset to the community by offering free presentations to school students, senior citizens or the community. Please fill out the form by clicking here. Feel free to call us with any questions at 661-4846.
The Assets in Action program is being developed with the support of the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB)
The following businesses are supporting Assets In Action by providing information for residents in our community:
Los Alamos Monitor
The Los Alamos Monitor presents weekly tips on each Asset within the eight categories.

KRSN (AM 1490)
Our local radio station runs weekly Assets in Action spots to enlighten parents on tips and tools to connect with kids.

Search-Institute
The Search Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota is the one stop shop for all information on the 40 developmental Assets. You can view their website at www.search-institute.org.