|Support||1. Family support Family life provides high levels of love and support.|
|2. Positive family communication Young person and her or his parent(s) communicate positively, and young person is willing to seek advice and counsel from parents.
|3. Other adult relationships Young person receives support from three or more nonparent adults.|
|4. Caring neighborhood Young person experiences caring neighbors.|
|5. Caring school climate School provides a caring, encouraging environment.|
|6. Parent involvement in schooling Parent(s) are actively involved in helping young person succeed in school.|
|Empowerment||7. Community values youth Young person perceives that adults in the community value youth.
|8. Youth as resources Young people are given useful roles in the community.|
|9. Service to others Young person serves in the community one hour or more per week.|
|10. Safety – Young person feels safe at home, school and in the neighborhood.|
|Boundaries & Expectations||11. Family boundaries Family has clear rules and consequences and monitors the young person’s whereabouts.
|12. School Boundaries School provides clear rules and consequences.|
|13. Neighborhood boundaries Neighbors take responsibility for monitoring young people’s behavior.|
|14. Adult role models Parent(s) and other adults model positive, responsible behavior.
|15. Positive peer influence Young person’s best friends model responsible behavior.|
|16. High expectations Both parent(s) and teachers encourage the young person to do well.|
|Constructive Use of Time
||17. Creative activities Young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater or other arts.
|18. Youth Programs Young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs or organizations at school and/or in the community.|
|19. Religious community Young person spends one or more hours per week in activities in a religious institution.|
|20. Time at home Young person is out with friends “with nothing special to do” two or fewer nights per week.|
|Commitment to Learning||21. Achievement Motivation Young person is motivi\ated to do well in school.
|22. School Engagement Young person is actively engaged in learning.|
|23. Homework Young person reports doing at least one hour of homework every school day.|
|24. Bonding to school Young person cares about her or his school.|
|25. Reading for Pleasure Young person reads for pleasure three or more hours per week.|
|Positive Values||26. Caring Young person places high value on helping other people.
|27. Equality and social justice Young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty.|
|28. Integrity Young person acts on convictions and stands up for her or his beliefs.|
|29. Honesty Young person “tells the truth even when it is not easy.”
|30. Responsibility Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility.|
|31. Restraint Young person believes it is important not to be sexually active or to use alcohol or other drugs.|
|Social Competencies||32. Planning and decision making Young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices.
|33. Interpersonal Competence Young person has empathy, sensitivity and friendship skills.|
|34. Cultural Competence Young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ethnic backgrounds.|
|35. Resistance skills Young person can resist peer pressure and dangerous situations.|
|36. Peaceful conflict resolution Young person seeks to resolve conflict nonviolently.|
|Positive Identity||37. Personal power Young person feels he or she has control over “things that hapen to me.”
|38. Self-esteem Young person reports having a high self-esteem.|
|39. Sense of purpose Young person reports that “my life has a purpose.”|
|40. Positive view of personal future Young person is optimistic about her or his personal future.|
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