Asset Building Ideas

Asset building is happening all around St. Albert. Whether you're a parent, teacher, coach or teenager, everyone can build assets in St. Albert's youth! Take note of the following ideas and be a part of the sum of success for youth.

Parents, Guardians & Families

Being a parent or guardian can be very hard work. There are probably lots of asset-building things you already do, even if you don’t call them that.  Here are some ways to be intentional about asset building.

Parents and guardians


Brothers and sisters

Coaches, Recreation Staff & Extracurricular Activity Leaders

Many youth are learn from and are supported by a coach or extra-curricular leader. While asset building is likely to happen naturally, here are some things you can do to ensure your relationship is an asset building one.




All educators, support staff, school bus drivers and early childhood educators have the potential to be powerful asset builders. Whether your contact is daily or once in a while, there are steps you can take to build assets. 


School administrators

Student support staff

School support staff

School bus drivers

Child-care providers

Child-care centres

Educators in faith-based organizations

Business Owners

Building assets in the youth you employ not only gives them essential skills but also makes them well rounded, competent people. You benefit by having healthy, competent workers. Here are some ways to build assets in your employees.

Organizations that employ young people


Any organization

Faith Leaders

All communities of faith are in a unique position to not only nurture and support the faith and spiritual development of young people but also to build Developmental Assets. Here are some asset-building tips for faith-based organizations.

Educators in faith-based organizations

Faith-based organizations

Youth workers in faith-based organizations



You can make a difference for yourself and your peers by learning about building the Developmental Assets. Here are ideas on how to get started as an asset builder as well as a link to the BAM (building Assets and Memories) website.

Young people

Brothers and sisters


Building Assets and Memories Youth for Youth Group

Monthly Asset Newsletters

Get more in-depth ideas and explore how you can use Developmental Assets in your everyday life.

Getting Along - Parents and Adolescents

Other Caring, Responsible Adults

School and Homework

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Last edited: December 3, 2021