|The PATH Coalition Mission:
- Challenges our Lakeville area community to unite around preventing youth chemical use and improving mental health.
- Was established to promote a safe and healthy environment for youth in our Lakeville community.
- Is comprised of individuals and organizations from various community sectors working together to advance prevention efforts.
By reading this, you are already supporting the mission of the PATH Coalition!! Thank you for caring about the young people in our community. We call this asset building.
A Little More about Assets? The Search Institute’s Developmental Assets are 40 research-based, positive experiences and qualities that influence young people’s development, helping them become caring, responsible, and productive adults.
Why Build Assets?
The simple answer is that our youth will thrive! Studies show that youth posessing many assets are less likely to engage in high-risk behavior, including problem alcohol use, violence, illicit drug use, and sexual activity, and are more likely to do well in school, value their community, and be equipped for success.
The Lakeville PATH Coalition will highlight 12 of the 40 assets throughout 2017. This month we will feature the asset interpersonal competence. Search Institute defines Interpersonal competence as when a young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills.