Project Cornerstone Monthly Assets

November 4th, 2021

May Monthly Asset | The Importance of Youth Programs

Youth programs – which include sports, scouting, recreation, camps, after-school programs, and religious programs – can provide fulfilling experiences that help young people develop new skills and master challenges. They also provide a safe place for our youth outside of school where they can be in contact with caring non-parent adults.

Research shows that the developmental asset of participation in youth programs results in increased public speaking abilities; self-esteem; better development of life skills, leadership skills, and public speaking abilities, fewer psychosocial problems such as loneliness, shyness, and hopelessness; decreased risk behaviors; and more thriving indicators.

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