Youth Engaging Youth

Meaningful Discussions about Developmental Assets!

In spring 2012, Halton youth had an opportunity to learn about Developmental Assets. Our Kids Network intern, Bianca Nagy, talked to 130 students from Burlington, Halton Hills (Acton/Georgetown), Milton and Oakville from boards of education. She asked some key questions about which assets they think are easy or hard to get and how to improve support during the transition years between Grades 7 and 10. Adults were asked the same questions. Much can be learned by comparing responses of the youth and adults.
Here’s what they had to say:

Meaningful Discussions Video


In this video, youth talk about what’s important to them, how they should participate and be engaged in making decisions about issues that affect them.

The video was entirely produced by Halton youth. Our Kids Network would like to thank the young adults and youths, who participated in the conversations, for their honesty and openness in sharing their thoughts and ideas about relationships, community, school participation and Developmental Assets.

Bianca Nagy
Rebecca Teare

Christian Pearson

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The Meaningful Discussions video was produced in partnership with Our Kids Network, Halton District School Board and Halton Catholic District School Board. Many thanks to our community partners who provided space for these important conversations. This project was made possible through funding from the Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER).

Special thanks to Dr. Erica van Roosmalen, Chief Research Officer, Halton Catholic District School Board and Chair, Our Kids Network Research Committee.

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