Young people need to be surrounded by people who love, care for, appreciate, and accept them.
Young people need to feel valued and valuable. This happens when youth feel safe and respected.
Young people need clear rules, consistent consequences for breaking rules, and encouragement to do their best.
Young people need opportunities, outside of school, to learn and develop new skills and interests with other youth and adults.
Young people need a sense of the lasting importance of learning and a belief in their own abilities.
Young people need to develop strong guiding values or principles to help them make healthy life choices.
Young people need the skills to interact effectively with others, to make difficult decisions, and to cope with new situations.
Young people need to believe in their own self-worth and to feel that they have control over the things that happen to them.