Richmond Children First

Richmond, a child friendly community where all children thrive.

Helping Kids Succeed


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Remember when you were young? Remember that adult (parent, teacher, coach, neighbour) who was always there for you? Who listened to you without judgment? Who helped guide you to the right decisions? Who believed in you?

We have long heard that it takes a village to raise a child. Helping Kids Succeed Richmond-Style takes this one step further. We believe every child needs their own personal village. Every child needs the Power of Five.

What is the Power of Five? The Power of Five is based on research that tells us every child needs at least 5 caring, supportive adults in their lives to ensure success and achievement. These adults have high expectations of the child; see what is strong and 'right' within the child; and teach and model skills that will grow the child's unique intelligence and talent. These adults help build Developmental Assets® in children.

What are Developmental Assets®? Developmental Assets® are 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence the choices children make and help them become caring, responsible, successful adults. Find out more on the Search Institute Website.

Read Helping Kids Succeed Richmond-Style and find out how you can make a difference in the life of a Richmond child!