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Life Assets with the Best Return: Link Up Greater Houston Conference for Youth

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If you could spend a day learning how to be a better parent; more successful and more fulfilled in life... at no cost to you...with free lunch included, would you? Would you make sure your teenager came, too?

Your opportunity has come around again to take part in something exceptional-

Link Up Greater Houston

University of Houston, College of Education, Farish Hall will host the 7th Annual Link Up Greater Houston Conference on Saturday, November 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Link Up Conference is an opportunity to unite the community to improve the lives of all youth in Greater Houston by learning about how Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets can improve our lives and strengthen our future. You are welcome to attend if you are a:

Middle or High School Student



School Leader

Faith Community Leader or Worker

Youth Worker

Business Leader


Community Leader

The Link Up Conference is an empowering and uplifting day for youth and families. It brings together individuals and organizations committed to knowing and teaching the latest best tools and practices in youth development.

Beginning at, Texas Poet Laureate nominee and internationally ranked spoken word artist, Outspoken Bean, and past Houston Grand Slam Master and co-founder of Global Movement, Jerome Washington, will open the session along with motivational speaker, Daniel Stidham, from Chase Bank. All participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the 40 Developmental Assets and then choose from a wide range of topics, including personal safety and goal-setting; anti-bullying; teen relationships; cultural fluency; engaging your community; the high-school-to-college transition; and planning for future careers.

Link Up Greater Houston is made possible by the generous support of its partners--the Holthouse Foundation for Kids; CenterPoint Energy, Fiesta, YMCA of Greater Houston; the City of Houston, the Houston Independent School District, Neighborhood Centers and a dedicated host of other city-wide service providers to youth.

Did I mention--the event is free of charge and open to the public.

Click HERE to register.

Free transportation is also available to youth and parents groups. For more information about reserving a bus, please contact Yolanda Alvarado at

About the Assets- Search Institute's framework of Developmental Assets was developed based upon the research on adolescents in the United States. It is a strength-based approach and framework on what kids need to succeed throughout childhood to be successful in life. For more than 50 years, Search Institute ® has been a leader and partner for organizations around the world in discovering what kids need to succeed. Their resources help motivate and equip caring adults to create schools, community, and families where young people thrive.



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