All children and youth are successful at school.

  • Resiliency research in the last number of years tells us that while we may not be able to successfully decrease all the risk factors in the lives of children and young people, we can increase their resiliency – their ability to withstand the stress of risk. In order to be successful, children and young people need to experience success and to have around them some significant and caring adults. We hope to train a variety of community members (sports coaches, convenience store operators, activity leaders, older teens and educators) to become skilled neighbourhood-based resiliency coaches who truly impact the lives of children on a daily basis. We will increasing their knowledge and use of the Developmental Assets all require to find success. We are working, as well, to decrease barriers for arts and recreation participation, increase access to mentors, and promote an assets approach to service planning and delivery.