40 Developmental Assets



With over 20 years of research, the Search Institute of Minnesota has found 40 factors that are essential to young people’s success. They are traits, values and experiences that all young people need to be healthy, successful and reach their full potential regardless of gender, ethnic heritage, socioeconomic status, or geographic location. The Youth Directorate has adopted the “Yukonized” version of the assets, approved by the Search Institute by incorporating the wisdom of elders and rural Yukon First Nations.

The Yukon Government, in partnership with the Search Institute and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon is promoting “Yukon Youth’s 40 Developmental Assets to Positive Youth Behavior”. We encourage everyone to look at the 40 Developmental Assets and invite you to find ways to build assets for Yukon youth everyday!