About Search Institute

Discovering What Kids Need to Succeed

Search Institute is a leading global innovator in discovering what children and adolescents need to become caring, healthy, and responsible adults. Drawing on extensive research, Search Institute brings hopeful solutions to pressing challenges in the lives of young people, their families, and their communities.

Search Institute conducts major research studies, develops innovative, research-based models and processes, and works with organization and network partners to prepare children and youth for success in learning and life. Search Institute’s work focuses in three areas:

  • Developmental Relationships, those close connections through which children and youth develop the desire and the capacity to thrive in life.
  • Developmental Assets®, Search Institute’s framework of strengths and supports, which has become the most widely-recognized and most frequently-cited approach to positive youth development in the world.
  • Developmental Communities, a focus on creating contexts and settings that attend to young people’s developmental needs and are aligned for collective impact.

For more information, visit www.search-institute.org.