The Assets Initiative, which has been very successful across Monroe County and the rest of the Country, uses the Search Institute's framework of 40 developmental assets to shape efforts to improve young people's well-being.
To put it simply, Assets protect youth from engaging in destructive behaviors such as tobacco use, substance abuse and criminal activity; while also promoting positive behaviors that we all value, such as success in school and increased self-discipline.
Our coordinator works to motivate and equip individuals, organizations, and their leaders to join together in nurturing competent, caring, responsible children and adolescents.
Look for our coordinator around town giving presentations on Assets in both the Caledonia-Mumford and the Wheatland-Chili Schools as well as to many community service groups over the next few months.
Our Asset Board currently is made up of representatives from both the Cal-Mum and WCCS School Districts, Scottsville Village and Wheatland Town Board, they are:
Paul Gee, Trustee, Village of Scottsville
Thomas Woodruff, High School Principal, CMCS
Tom Gallagher, Superintendent WCCS
Tammy Spear, Councilwoman, Town of Wheatland
Linda Dobson, Supervisor, Town of Wheatland
Greg Mullin, Wheatland-Chili School Board Member
Sandy Lambert, PTA President, WCCS
Tammy Nothnagle, Teacher, CMCS
Diane Jennings, Community Assets Coordinator
Our goal is to get at least one individual from every community organization in the greater Wheatland, Scottsville, Mumford and Caledonia area together so we can bring an Assets approach to our community.
Although it's impossible to record all the positive effects that the Assets Initiative has had on our Community, click here to view a list of a few accomplishments of the Initiative so far.
ASSET BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES
The Asset framework includes everyone and is proven to be a vital part of helping our children to grow up responsible, caring, successful adults. If you live in the Caledonia-Mumford or Wheatland-Chili School Districts and want to get involved by becoming a member of our Community Asset Team, please fill out the volunteer form found under the "Forms and Applications" tab at the left.
Team participants will provide advice, leadership and direction while implementing the Asset building initiative for the Town of Wheatland and the Wheatland-Chili and Caledonia-Mumford School Districts. Please contact us:
Diane Jennings, Assets Coordinator
Town of Wheatland
P.O. Box 15
22 Main Street
Scottsville, NY 14546
Phone: (585) 889-1553
Fax: (585) 889-2933