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Youth Development

Build Our Kids

Build Our Kids is a local Douglas County initiative with the goal of building healthy communities. The goal is to provide a framework that will shift thinking from fixing young people’s problems to promoting young people’s strengths. Research from the Search Institute® has proven that the more assets a child has, the more likely he or she is to succeed later in life. Strong relationships between adults and young people, and youth and their peers are essential to building 40 Developmental Assets. Promoting assets with youth can be as simple as remembering to tell a youth when he does something well.

Adults in Douglas County can grow youth’s strengths by developing relationships that assist youth in becoming valuable contributors. Douglas County can be a healthy community where children thrive. Presently, it includes an active partnership between Roseburg Rotary, the Commission on Children and Families, Phoenix School, Winston Area Community Partnership, the community of Riddle, and other partners. New employers will want to locate here because their employees see Douglas County as a desirable place to live.

For a copy of the Strategic Plan for Build Our Kids click here.

For a copy of 2009 Build Our Kids Evaluation click here.

For the results of the 2001 Assets Survey of schools in Douglas County click here.

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