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40 Assets for the Forty Acres

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


Older adult relationships

  • Build relationships between you and students as much as possible.

Older peer relationships

  • Have at least one older peer (e.g., teaching assistant, mentor) provide academic and well-being support to students.

Caring university community

  • Create a climate of caring for students

Community mentor or family member involvement in schooling

  • Have students collaborate with trusted individuals outside the campus community to help them succeed in school.

Awareness and/or utilization of mental health experts/clinicians

The whole student