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 or contact Daneya Jacobs at (302) 777-9756