Promoting Assets With Sculpture Project (PAWS)

The Promoting Assets With Sculpture Project (PAWS)
stems from the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Asset framework,
a list of the 40 things all children and youth need to thrive.

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CCC&Y initiated the PAWS community arts and education project to spread awareness about the 40 Developmental Assets and the importance of positive prevention in the lives of young people.

Seventeen mountain lion sculptures, each representing one of the 40 Developmental Assets, are now  installed in various locations throughout Flagstaff.  CCC&Y is furthering this project by encouraging educational discussions and dialogue at each of the sculpture sites.

The original Mountain Lion was a bronze, thoughtfully designed and created by Sculptor, Dion Wright.  Each sculpture is a replicate of the original bronze and has been marked with a plaque marking the Asset it represents, the sponsor, the artist, and the youth group involved in its creation.  The plaque also includes a thought provoking question designed to encourage discussion and engagement around the Assets.

Life sized PAWS Mountain Lion Sculptures
can be found at the following Flagstaff locations:

ASSET #1: Family Support

ASSET #1: Family Support
Sponsor: Milton Texaco
Artist: Jan Sullivan
Youth Group: Bednar Boys and Friends
Question: How do the important people in your life, such as your family, give you love and acceptance?
Location: Bookmans/Hastings Shopping Center
1540 S. Riordan Ranch Street Flagstaff, AZ 86001

ASSET #5: Caring School Climate

ASSET #5: Caring School Climate
Sponsor: Mountain School
Artist:Peter Grosshauser
Youth Group: Mountain School Students
Question: What kind act can I do today to contribute to a caring, school environment?
Location: Mountain School
311 W Cattle Drive Trail, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

ASSET #7: Community Values Youth

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ASSET #7: Community Values Youth
Sponsor: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth
Artist: Robin Reece
Youth Group: Keely Hartman and Chela Scurlock
Question: How do our communities encourage youth participation in safe and meaningful activities?
Location: Parking lot between City Hall and Wheeler Park – outdoors
211 W. Aspen Avenue Flagstaff, AZ 86001

ASSET #9: Service to Others

ASSET #9: Service to Others
Sponsor: North Country HealthCare
Artist: Randall Wilson
Youth Group: Sunnyside I.A.M. Youth Group
Question: When you help others, how does it affect you and your community?
Location: North Country HealthCare
2920 N. Fourth Street Flagstaff, AZ 86004

ASSET #10: Safety

ASSET #10: Safety
Sponsor: NAIPTA
Artist: Gay Spivey
Youth Group: FALA Art Students
Question: What helps you feel safe in your community?
Location: NAIPTA office – outdoors
3773 N. Kaspar Avenue Flagstaff, AZ 86004

ASSET #15: Positive Peer Influence

ASSET #15: Positive Peer Influence
Sponsor: Babbitt Foundation and CCC&Y
Youth Group: Grand Canyon Youth
Artist: Robert Zappanti and Sara Hooker
Question: How do you best motivate, inspire, support and work alongside others to benefit yourself, others and the world around you?
Location: Heritage Square
Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

ASSET #17: Creative Activities

ASSET #17: Creative Activities
Sponsor: The Metro Board of Northern Arizona
Youth Group: Coconino High School Art Students
Artist: Vicky Loskota
Question: How does involvement in creative activities benefit you and your community?
Location: Coconino High School
2801 North Izabel, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

ASSET #22: Learning Engagement

ASSET #22: Learning Engagement
Sponsor: Flagstaff Cultural Partners
Youth Group: Marshall 4th Grade Class
Artist: Shonto Begay and Stefanie Perkins
Question: How do you stay engaged in learning in your school and community?
Location: Marshall Elementary School
850 North Bonito Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

ASSET #27: Equality and Social Justice

ASSET #27: Equality and Social Justice
Sponsor: Mary Mylrea (Garrett, Grant, Tyler, Ryan, McKay & Kaycie Crowley and Nathan & Adam Slaughter)
Artist: Brandon Rawls
Youth Group: Art II Independent Study Class at Christensen New Start (now Summit) School
Question: What can we do, individually and as a society, to promote equality and social justice?
Location: FUSD Family Resource Center – indoors
4000 N. Cumming Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

ASSET #28: Integrity

ASSET #28: Integrity
Sponsor: Flagstaff Cultural Partners
Artist: Baje Whitethorne
Youth Group: Kinlani Seniors 2011
Question: How do you see, display and create the integrity to strengthen and stand by your beliefs?
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts
2300 North Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

ASSET #31: Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy Lifestyles

ASSET #31: Healthy Lifestyles
Sponsor: Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth
Artist: Molly Sadler
Youth Group: Fit Kids of Arizona
Question:Which fruits and veggies will you eat today to keep you healthy?
Location: NACA Health Center
1500 East Cedar Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

ASSET #33: Interpersonal Competence

ASSET #33: Interpersonal Competence
Sponsor: Flagstaff Cultural Partners
Youth Group: Killip Students
Artist: Shonto Begay and Myralyn Johnson
Question: How do you show others that you care and are a good friend at school and in the community?
Location: Killip Elementary School
2300 East 6th Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

ASSET #34: Cultural Competence

ASSET #34: Cultural Competence
Sponsor: Coconino County Juvenile Court Advisory Board
Youth Group: Step Up Mentoring Boys Group
Question: How do you honor the differences and the similarities between people in your community and in the world?
Artist: Michael Frick
Location: Coconino County Juvenile Court
1001 E. Sawmill Road Flagstaff, AZ 86001

ASSET #37: Personal Power

ASSET #37: Personal Power
Sponsor: City of Flagstaff Beautification and Public Art Commission
Artist: Dana Lewis
Youth Group: 2009 Youth Advisory Council
Question: Who and what empowers you to create personal control over your own life?
Location: Aquaplex – indoors
1702 N. Fourth Street Flagstaff, AZ 86004

ASSET #38: Self-Esteem

ASSET #38: Self-Esteem
Sponsor: Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC)
Artist: Linda Kranz
Youth Group: Various Flagstaff Children and Youth
Question: What are your unique talents and how will you share them with the world?
Location: YMCA
1001 N. Turquoise Drive Flagstaff, AZ 86001

ASSET #39: Sense of Purpose

ASSET #39: Sense of Purpose
Sponsor: Flagstaff Community Partnership
Artist: David Grandon
Youth Group: Hozhoni Foundation
Question: Every bird sings its own song and has a beak specifically designed for what it eats. What “song” do you sing, and what’s your particular purpose?
Location: Flagstaff Public Library Children’s Area – indoors
300 W. Aspen Avenue Flagstaff, AZ 86001

ASSET #40: Positive View of Personal Future

ASSET #40: Positive View of Personal Future
Sponsor: Academy of Marshall Way
Artist: Jana Aukon
Youth Group:Academy of Marshall Way
Question: What do you think contributes to your personal future?
Location: Lowell Observatory – outdoors
1400 W. Mars Hill Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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Promoting Assets With Sculpture Project (PAWS) May 16, 2014