Qualities and Needs of Adolescents and At-Risk Youth
List the needs of adolescents
Review testimony about how the ChalleNGe program addressed the needs of at-risk youth
According to Larry Brendtro, an expert on at-risk youth, young people have four basic needs, in addition to physical needs. They are:
Beneath all four needs lies the search for meaning. Youth strive to meet their basic needs because they want their lives to have meaning and importance. The drive to meet these needs becomes even more urgent when environment is unsafe or inadequate.
___ Review the Resources
___ Complete Activities
___ Complete the Module 6 assessment
- Website – Facts About Americas Youth: This website provides information and statistics about America’s at-risk youth defines various “risk factors” and “protective factors” that impact at-risk youth.
- Website – Supporting Adolescents and Youth: This website highlights some information about adolescents and youth while also provide news links.
- Website – Healthy Youth! Adolescent Health: This website, created by the Centers for Disease Control, outlines societal influences that impact the health of youth
- Reflect on the basic needs of young people from this lesson. Pick one of those needs and write in your workbook about how being a mentor will help meet that need for your cadet.