Understanding the impact of Big City Mountaineers
BCM measures program effectiveness utilizing the 40 Developmental Assets Profile.
Our greatest impact is in three internal asset categories:
- Positive Values – Integrity, honesty, responsibility, and avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
- Social Competencies – Decision-making, conflict resolution, building friendships, and avoiding negative peer pressures
- Positive Identity – Self-esteem, purpose and positive view
These internal asset categories are associated with positive youth development like succeeding in school, maintaining good health, valuing diversity, and avoiding risk behaviors. You can see our most recent results in our 2017 Annual Report.