The Center for Asset Development is a partnership between the YMCA and Leadership Training Station. Our mission is to empower youth and adults to live authentic lives of character, service and leadership.
We are dedicated to the education and professional development of youth workers in best practices in youth work including:
Asset Building • Relationship Building • Service-learning • Character Development • Team Building • Leadership Development • Personal Development • Youth/Adult Partnership
Our team includes educators and youth workers from both inside and outside of schools who work with youth organizations, churches, schools and youth groups. Our experienced youth development professionals offer standard and customized training tracks and individual workshops, consulting services, and curriculum development as well as keynotes and speaking services.
Our professional development services include Title 1 approved workshops and workshops related to Nashville’s 5 principles or youth development, which are noted in the list of training services. Additional evidence-based approved resources that support best practices in asset building and service-learning can be found in the Books and Resources, including best seller, Great Group Games.