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40 Assets for the Forty Acres

The 40 Assets for the Forty Acres applies the Search Institute’s Developmental Assets© Framework which identifies 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed.


Course boundaries

  • Provide clear expectations, protocols for difficult dialogues, and reasons for clear boundaries.

Positive peer influence

  • Encourage students to model responsible behavior for each other.

Standing up for others

  • Help students to advocate for and protect themselves and others (e.g, provide information about BeVocal, UT’s Bystander Intervention Initiative).


  • Keep your expectations high for student learning and success.
The whole student