Team Medford, in collaboration with McGoldrick Marketing, developed a Medford-focused documentary titled “Medford’s Got Assets,” a mini film focused on community leaders that help build and support youth development.
The video is a part of Team Medford’s Asset Campaign, which was first introduced to Medford in 2012. Some other highlights of the Asset Campaign are leadership trainings for 5th and 6th graders as well as High School club leaders.
Medford’s Got Assets features community members who are known for practicing the 40 Developmental assets with youth around the city. Andrews and McGlynn middle school principals Paul D’Alleva and Jacob Edwards, Medford Family Network Director Marie Cassidy, Medford Diversity Director Diane McLeod, NAACP President Neil Osborne, and Medford youth Crystal Chandler, Eliyshah Wise and Miyka’el Wise, along with many others, were included in the video to express how the assets have helped youth in the Medford community be better leaders. The video is broken into 6 segments: Resources, Role Models, Communication, 40 Developmental Assets, Community Service and Team TADD.
The Asset Campaign has been a Team Medford initiative for about 10 years but has been an active project since 2012. The campaign is focused around the 40 Developmental Assets, an evidence based set of guidelines by the Search Institute. Proven to be effective via research, the 40 Developmental Assets are the building blocks for young people to be successful, healthy, caring, and responsible individuals. These building blocks are the basis of positive youth development for teens to be successful individuals. They are broken into two main categories of External Assets and Internal Assets with subcategories of Support, Empowerment, Boundaries & Expectations, Constructive Use of Time, Commitment to Learning, Positive Values, Social Competencies and Positive Identity.
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