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Video Shorts

Whether you are making presentations on youth development topics, sharing information with friends or colleagues, or just looking for inspiring messages of hope and possibility, our Video Shorts are a perfect solution. Produced in a variety of formats by members of Bolster Collaborative, these brief video resources bring youth development to life in ways only possible through video. Compelling and inspirational, these videos will be invaluable additions to your resource library!

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Developmental Relationships

This video describes what research shows to be most effective at building a developmental relationship. A perfect brief video for anyone wanting to make a difference in the lives of children and youth!

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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Maria's Story

A compelling, two-part story describing the power of simple, intentional interactions.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
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Real Gifts

A reminder offered during the holiday season, but appropriate any time of year, of the gifts that really matter.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
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Reflections of an Asset Builder

A visual journey of reflections for all who care about children and youth. Perfect for settings from staff meetings to community gatherings, these images and messages provide an opportunity to take stock of important actions for every asset champion!

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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The Rhinestone Bracelet

This video short provides insight into one powerful example of just how much difference a caring, principled, and intentional teacher can make. Enjoy the viewing . . . and share it often as a reminder to all those who touch the lives of children that they may be "the one" for a child like Teddy.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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A Boy's Letter to His Parents

In this compelling story, Keith Pattinson shares the perspective of a young man on the value of doing the little things that matter. While serving as a perfect reminder for parents, the story will also resonate with anyone working with young people.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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Call it a Clan

In this video, Master Storyteller Keith Pattinson shares the wisdom of writer Jane Howard in describing how we each need "a clan" for support and guidance.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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Significant People

Keith Pattinson returns to share a story about how you can help ANYONE reflect on the positive impact of significant people in their lives, and how that informs your own behavior with young people.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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Doing Something for Someone Else

Keith Pattinson joins us once again to share his wisdom and perspective. In this short video, Keith reminds us of the power of service in the lives of our young people.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
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The Garbage Man Story: Part 2

Master Story Teller Keith Pattinson returns with a follow up to the Garbage Man Story we posted in September 2013.  In this video, he describes the heart-warming exchange he had with an audience member after telling the Garbage Man Story. This video is another wonderful example of how anyone can be an asset champion.

Topics Covered:

  • Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
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Youth As Change Agents

This video, featuring master storyteller Keith Pattinson, recalls working with over 300 young people and asking them how they can be agents of change.  Listen to how he gave the youth an idea and what the results were when they were empowered.    

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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Be the Change You Wish to See in the World

This video, featuring master storyteller Keith Pattinson, highlights the ageless wisdom of Mahatma Gandhi. It is a short, simple reminder of the importance of daily committing ourselves to embodying the change we hope for in our world.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
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Simple Reminders

We can all use regular, simple reminders of what we can do to make a difference in the life of a young person. This video short contains a number of such reminders, drawn from our popular bi-weekly Inspirations and Action Ideas. This is a great video for staff meetings or to kick of a workshop, training event, or meeting with any group interested in the health and wellbeing of young people.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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The Starfish Story

This classic story of “making a difference one person at a time” is artfully retold by master storyteller Keith Pattinson. Perfect for staff meetings, professional development gatherings, parent meetings, and a host of other presentation settings, this video short (2:52) will be sure to be one of your video archive favorites!

Topics Covered:

  • Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
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Building Strong Relationships in the Classroom

The evidence is clear: strong, positive student-teacher relationships enhance every academic outcome we are after. The question is . . . how do you build them? This short video (6:28) offers a host of ideas for how to reinforce relationships that matter!

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
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The Magic of Being Positive

What does it take to model positive youth development philosophy in our daily life? Master storyteller Keith Pattinson offers ideas in this video. Share it with audiences of all types as a short (2:07), simple reminder of the power of being positive!

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
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Doing Your Best

This video gives a series of ideas on how to look at what you are doing and changing only slightly how you react or what you say to get a different reaction from the young people or adults you work with.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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Bridges

In this short story by Keith Pattinson, we are reminded why it is we invest our time, talent, and treasure to make our organizations and communities better places for young people. Our investment in the future is indeed building the infrastructure to a stronger tomorrow!

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
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Pleas of Youth

See what youth are asking you to do in your asset building efforts. 

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
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A Girl Who Brought Me Roses

In our continuing series from Master Storyteller Keith Pattinson, this video tells a compelling story of how a young girl, impacted by the work of a world famous physician, touched him more deeply than did his recognition with a Nobel Prize.
 

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
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A Beautiful Body

How do we help our children understand the beauty of their bodies?  This compelling story shows how one father helped his daughter redefine beauty from how her body looks to the wonderful things her body can do as she engages with her world.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Youth Outreach
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Simple Questions to Ask Teens

Looking for conversation starters for teens?  Check out this video on questions to encourage conversations.  This series of questions is grouped according to the 8 catagories of the Developmental Assets.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
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Wisdom of Gandhi

Another compelling work by master storyteller Keith Pattinson.  Keith describes how Mahatma Gandhi addressed the request of a parent bya powerful display of integrity. 

Topics Covered:

  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
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Garbage Man Story

First in a series from master storyteller, Keith Pattinson, this Video Short tells a compelling story about the “power of one.” Keith shares how the simple friendship from a garbage man is what famed author James Michener values the most.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
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Asset Man! (highlights)

This video short introduces super hero "Asset Man!" and the role he plays in helping teachers, administrators, and students at Harold Schnell Elementary School, learn all 40 assets. Watch the highlights here.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
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Asset Man!

This video short introduces super hero "Asset Man!" and the role he plays in helping teachers, administrators, and students at Harold Schnell Elementary School, learn all 40 assets.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
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