The Perris Elementary School District provides support for each student through a movement called Developmental Assets, which are positive experiences and personal qualities that young people need to grow up to be healthy, caring, and responsible individuals. This movement affects the culture of the district, the climate of every school, and defines how adults interact with all young people. Our goal is to connect every Perris student with an adult in a caring, genuine and respectful relationship. It is through those relationships that Developmental Assets can be built, resulting in higher levels of student success and reduced incidents of at-risk behavior.
The Developmental Assets are building blocks that have a high level of influence on adolescent behavior by promoting positive attitudes and behaviors that dissuade young people from engaging in problem behaviors. The Search Institute, a group dedicated to positive youth development, identified the assets and found that when in place, the assets result in higher levels of achievement and reduced incidents of at-risk behavior.
The external assets are the positive experiences young people receive from the world around them. They identify important roles that families and schools can play in promoting healthy development.
The internal assets are about positive values and identities, social competencies, and commitment to learning. Internal assets will help young people make thoughtful and positive choices and, in turn, be better prepared for situations in life that challenge their inner strength and confidence.
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Developmental Assets Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Developmental Assets Kindergarten - 3rd Grade (Spanish)
Developmental Assets Middle School (ages 8-12)