Building Youth Assets
Newburyport Youth Services has chosen to develop its recreation, prevention and empowerment programming around the Positive Youth Development approach. This approach translates into our work through the BEACON Coalition as positive avenue towards supporting the development of healthy youth.
Download the 40 Assets lists here:
We are supporting this approach with evidence from the Search Institute and the “Profiles In Student Life” survey. The Search Institute provides information on the power of the developmental assets to both reduce high risk behavior and promote thriving indicators which result in academic success.
Every two years, the City surveys our young people to identify strengths and needs in our young people’s assets. The survey we use to measure youth assets is called the Profiles in Student Life- Attitudes and Behaviors. It was developed by the Search Institute– the organization who developed the 40 Assets framework.
This data is used by the NYS, the School Department and many other community groups to serve both as a guideline for program development as well as a measure of our community’s health.
Here is the most recent report on our data, downloadable for your convenience. This is the summary report. You can contact NYS for the full Executive Report. Profiles in Student Life 2014
Our CORE Services
Recreation Programs year round from Birth- 18 and Families! Visit our online registration page for updates and information (including the latest brochure).
NYS is committed to empowering our young people. The Newburyport Youth Council is a youth-led community engagement committee for grades 7-12. Learn more about the Youth Council.
Newburyport Youth Services has chosen to develop its recreation, prevention and empowerment programming around the Positive Youth Development approach. Learn more about the 40 Assets and our “I Supoort YA” campaign.
NYS provides support to children and families in a number of ways. From the Parent Speaker Series to crisis intervention, programs to mentoring. Learn more about all that we offer!
NYS is committed to working with partners in the community to foster healthy youth development throughout the city! We are also passionate about enagaging young people in their own community.