The Full-Spectrum Approach to What Kids Need The full-spectrum approach will help you see yourself in full color instead of just black and white, good or bad, or any other isolating labels that are too commonly used in schools and communities. There are seven colors in the visible light spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. In our full-spectrum approach, we use these colors to represent the elements needed to ensure that you have and grow a rich developmental ecology. Your developmental ecology is dynamic and is what will launch you into your adult life's happiness and success. Each color's focus has been validated by the best youth-development research being done in the world today. With this handbook, you'll be able to get what you need to thrive and go for your dreams. The web of support that you create for yourself offers a full-spectrum view of you and the world around you.