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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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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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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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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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Reflections on Positive Youth Development

Many of us in the Positive Youth Development field have been inspired by the work of Peter L. Benson (1946-2011). He offered a compelling vision for how communities can become places of intentional support and nurturing for all young people. This video provides many of our favorite quotes from Dr. Benson over the years of our association with him.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Mentoring
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
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