Asset of the month
When one hears the phrase “Personal Power”, many different images might come to mind. Superman, in his mighty cape perhaps? Maybe the action heroes from Marvel comic books or a well dressed business CEO? Is it a toddler having a temper tantrum, attempting to gain some power?
The Personal Power asset considers the character building qualities of personal responsibility, responsible choice-making, self-control, initiative, respect for self and others, honesty, kindness and compassion. The Clinton teens who have responded that they feel that they have this asset feel that they have some control over the things that happen to them in their lives.
Positive family communication is a young person and her or his parent(s) communicating positively, and the young person is willing to seek out parent(s) advice and counsel. This asset also goes hand in hand with Asset #11: Family Boundaries. Family boundaries occurs when the family has clear rules and consequences, and monitors the young person’s whereabouts.
Simply stated, a community that values its young people values its future. The ways in which we partner with our youth to dream together and to work alongside each other to accomplish both community and individual goals are the ways we ensure that Clinton enjoys a healthy future.
What exactly is an adult role model? Well, most teenagers just want and need someone to listen to them and occasionally offer advice. Also they look for someone who can encourage them to pursue their passions, listen to their options, problems, and stories without judging them, provide insight when it is needed or is asked for, and most importantly to remind them that they are not alone.