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The internationally recognized Search Institute has figured out what helps kids and teens thrive. We’ll be sharing some of their insights with you on this blog. For instance, one thing parents can do is help their kids discover those “sparks” that get them excited about life.

Search Institute research shows that kids who thrive have two important supports: knowledge of what their sparks are and adults who support those sparks. It reports that several studies show that creative arts, athletics, and learning are top interests that kids identify as their personal sparks.

Every Hand Joined is tapping into this organization’s time-tested, well-researched framework of 40 Developmental Assets to guide our actions for Goal #2: Every child is supported inside and outside of school.

Learn more by watching this video: Sparks Matter: Finding Your Spark.