Level of Assets in Flamborough Youth

Developmental Assets of our Flamborough Youth

This chart shows eight areas of human development and groups the 40 Developmental Assets by these categories. The percentages of young people who report experiencing each asset were gathered in 2012 from elementary schools in Flamborough and Waterdown District High School (WDHS).



Promoting positive behaviours and attitudes

The more assets students report having, the more likely they are to also report the following patterns of thriving behaviour.

Eight Indicators of Thriving Youth

  • Experience school success
  • Exhibit leadership
  • Help others informally
  • Resist danger
  • Value diversity
  • Control impulsive behaviour
  • Maintain good personal health
  • Overcome adversity

Protecting youth from high-risk behaviours

The more assets a young person reports having, the less likely he or she is to make harmful or unhealthy choices.

Risk taking behaviours

  • Alcohol use
  • Inhalant use
  • Getting into trouble with police
  • Binge drinking
  • Smoking
  • Hitting another person
  • Marijuana use
  • Shoplifting
  • Hurting another person
  • Smokeless tobacco use
  • Using a weapon
  • Fighting in groups
  • Illegal drug use
  • Eating disorders
  • Carrying a weapon for protection
  • Driving while drinking
  • Skipping school
  • Threatening to cause physical harm
  • Early sexual intercourse
  • Gambling
  • Attempting suicide
  • Vandalism
  • Depression
  • Riding with an impaired driver

The Challenge for the Flamborough Community

Search Institute’s research on adolescents consistently shows a small but meaningful difference
in assets between older youth (grades nine through 12) and younger youth (grades six through
eight), with younger youth reporting more assets than older youth. The following figure reflects the
average number of Developmental Assets reported at each grade level by youth in Flamborough.

Average Number of Assets Reported by Flamborough Youth

For optimal youth outcomes, the more assets youth have, the better. Having 31–40 assets is better
than 21–30, which is better than having 11–20, and so on. In an ideal world, communities would
strive to ensure that all youth eventually experience between 31 and 40 of the Developmental
Assets. The following charts shows the percent of our young people who currently experience
Developmental Assets (in asset groups of 10).