Creative Activities: July Asset of the Month

Every month, Celebrating Healthy Communities Coalition highlights one of the 40 Developmental Assets.  Please feel free share and distribute in your newsletter, staff meetings and on social media! 

time_icon_color.pngAsset #17 Creative Activities – Young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater, or others arts.

Local Data: Only 25% of La Plata County youth grades 6-12 report spending three or more hours in creative activities described in Asset #17. (Assets Survey 2015)

Essential Question: Do I assist my children or children in my care with access to creative activities? 

Tips for increasing participation in creative activities:

  • Hand down a hobby. Teach a young person a skill such as painting, a musical instrument or gardening.
  • Help your children at every age find positive outlets for their creative energy. This might include classes, crafts, cooking with you, drama, and internships with artists, etc.
  • Model involvement in creative activities and share your efforts and enthusiasm with your child.

Source: Search Institute 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents


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