FAQs- Raising Highly Capable Kids

How Do I get Raising Highly Capable Kids for my Community?

If you’re interested in using this curriculum in your community, you’ll need to ask yourself the following questions in order to best be prepared to implement the program successfully.

  • Do you have Facilitators that can commit to 13 weeks of teaching (1-2 hours, 1/week)?
  • Do you have connections to community leaders/experts/speakers that could provide support for the program in your community?
  • Do you have parents that you can recruit to participate? (Schools, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, etc.)?
  • Do you have a venue or organization (school, community center, church) that can help host and promote the program?
  • If you can answer YES to all of these questions – you’re ready to take the next step. There are two ways to bring this program to your community.
What are the 40 Developmental Assets?

The Developmental Assets® are 40 research-based, positive experiences and qualities that influence young people’s development, helping them become caring, responsible, and productive adults. Based in youth development, resiliency, and prevention research, the Developmental Assets framework has proven to be effective and has become the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the United States and, increasingly, around the world. The framework has been adapted to be developmentally relevant from early childhood through adolescence. (reference:http://www.search-institute.org/what-we-study/developmental-assets)

What does ||evidence-based|| mean?

To qualify as an evidencebased program, curriculum must have been rigorously evaluated in experimental evaluations – like randomized controlled trials – by a third-party not connected in any way to the company that owns the program or the curriculum itself. To be considered an evidence-based program the third-party’s evaluation of the curriculum must show a positive and statistically significant difference in important outcomes it proves to address.