Addict…criminal…abuse victim…

These are just some of the labels that street youth give themselves.

They are so used to people focusing on their weaknesses that they begin to believe that they do not possess any strengths.

At P4Y, we have adopted a Strength Based Approach –we focus on identifying and building on the strengths of the youth. By doing this, the youth feel empowered to start making positive changes in their lives.

One of the ways we identify a youth’s strengths is we have each youth fill out a short strengths assessment. We then show