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Discovering What Kids Need to Succeed

For more than 50 years, Search Institute® has been a leader and partner for organizations around the world in discovering what kids need to succeed. Our knowledge and resources help motivate and equip caring adults to create schools, communities, and families where young people thrive.

Based on surveys of more than three million kids, the 150 plus books we’ve published, and the work we’ve done with schools and youth-serving organizations in more than 60 countries, Search Institute can help you solve critical challenges in the lives of young people. Our 40 Developmental Assets® are the most widely recognized and most frequently cited approach to positive youth development in North America, and serve as the foundation of our work.