Youth Health Program
Children & Families First is proud to be part of YHP:IM40™, which is working to
help Delaware youth become healthy and successful adults. CFF is serving as a Community
Mobilizing Organization on Wilmington’s Eastside. Launched in January 2012 by AstraZeneca
in partnership with the United Way, and based on the highly successful
40 Developmental Assets model created by the Search Institute, the program
engages parents, teachers, coaches, mentors, and other caring adults to work towards
the shared goal of increasing the assets of youth in their communities.
Research shows that young people ages 12-15 are especially vulnerable to health
and learning risks that can make them susceptible to negative behaviors. Evidence
also shows that the more developmental assets – positive internal and external influences
and values – a young person reports having, the less likely he or she is to make
harmful choices today and in the future.
For more information about the program or on how you can be an asset builder – for
yourself and for the children in your community, visit
IM40.org or contact Daneya Jacobs at (302) 777-9756