About Us

Trendsetters Through Education is an after-school community service club that was founded by Sharon Eivinsen and Caron Sada, with support and guidance from Stan Jones. The club’s philosophy is based upon the Search Institute’s research of the 40 Developmental Assets and America’s Promise to Youth. The FHCS Trendsetter Club is generously funded by tax credit contributions from individuals at Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church and now other churches.

The Trendsetters concept is based on the scientific findings of the Search Institute of Minneapolis. http://www.search-institute.org/ Based on studies surveying more than 1 million youth, the Search Institute has identified 40 "developmental assets" to help youth succeed. The more assets a youth possesses, the more likely he or she is to "make wise decisions, choose a positive path, and grow up to be a competent, caring and responsible adult." (The Asset Approach, Giving Kids What they Need to Succeed, 1997) Trendsetters also incorporates the America's Promise to Youth philosophy that challenges all levels of the community - individuals, organizations, faith communities, businesses and governments - to come together to create resources for youth.