What Teens Need to Succeed Proven, Practical Ways to Shape Your Own Future by Peter Benson

What Teens Need to Succeed Proven, Practical Ways to Shape Your Own Future

Written by Peter Benson
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What Teens Need to Succeed Proven, Practical Ways to Shape Your Own Future by Peter Benson

Based on surveys of more than 370,000 youth in hundreds of communities across the United States Proven, practical ways to succeed in all areas of your life - starting today WHAT TEENS NEED TO SUCCEED...You've got the power to shape your future, change your life for the better, and make a difference in the lives of people around you. This book tells you how. Open it anywhere to learn how you can start building assets. Not financial assets, but Developmental Assets - good things you need in your life and in yourself. Things like a loving, supportive family. A neighborhood where people care about each other. A school where everyone is safe and free to learn. Self-esteem. Creativity. Integrity. Conflict resolution skills. A sense of purpose. And that's just for starters. Why should you build assets? Because they form a strong foundation for your life. They have a positive influence on the choices you make and the actions you take. They protect you from risky behaviors. They make you a person other people look up to, count on, trust, and respect. In What Teens Need to Succeed, you'll find: more than 1,200 ideas for building assets at home, at school, in your community, in your faith community, and with your friends...more than 120 true stories about teens and adults who are building assets for themselves and others...more than 200 resources (books, organizations, and Web sites) to explore...hundreds of fascinating facts...fun lists of things to do and try...eye-opening checklists and quizzes...proof that building assets really works.

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774 pages


Peter Benson
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Publication date

27th July 2009



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