Building Assets Program
Building Leaders Of Tomorrow.
Wings for L.I.F.E. is the first program in Roswell, New Mexico, to utilize Search Institute’s 40 Development Assets® targeting elementary school children as a core group. Search Institute is internationally known for its work in positive youth development. Recently, Search Institute has combined its well-researched 40 Developmental Assets with Social and Emotional Learning Skills’ (SEL) five competencies.
Extensive studies of these two methodologies demonstrates that children and youth who participated in this study showed greater social skills, less emotional distress, better attitudes, fewer conduct problems such as bullying and suspensions, and more frequent positive behaviors, such as cooperation and help for other students. These same students also improved in grades and standardized-test scores by 11 percentile points compared with nonparticipating students. This would be equivalent to bringing a “D” to a “B minus”.
Building Assets is now in all twelve elementary schools with additional programs at several schools to enable children on waiting lists to attend for a total of 15 weekly programs.
Wings for L.I.F.E. would like to thank the Roswell Independent School District Administration and School Staff for their continued support of this amazing program.