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!
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!
A compelling, two-part story describing the power of simple, intentional interactions.
A reminder offered during the holiday season, but appropriate any time of year, of the gifts that really matter.
One of our most popular videos . . . now with narration! A powerful story of creative educational leadership in exploring the quality of student-staff relationships.
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!
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.
Simple conversation starters for adult wanting to engage young people in meaningful conversations.
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.
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.
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.
This video provides an opportunity to reflect on your work with young people. Through targeted prompts and wonderful visuals, it gives everyone who works with young people a meaningful chance to pause and reflect.
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.
Filled with great images and simple reminders of the importance of slowing down and taking time to care of ourselves, this video is perfect for any audience. It's a great way to remind people about the importance of self-care. The sample below contains the first few slides of the vide short.
How long does it take for an adult to have life-changing impact on a young person’s life? How about three minutes? Listen to a real-life example of how one school principal helped a student turn things around through a three-minute conversation as only master storyteller Keith Pattinson can describe.
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.
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.
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.
Keith Pattinson returns with another short, but powerful, story that serves as a wonderful reminder of the value of the good work we are all vested in on behalf of young people. Stay the course!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
See what youth are asking you to do in your asset building efforts.
Powerful reminder about the importance how we interact with every young person we meet.
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.
Inspiring ideas — both large and small — for grounding oneself in goodness
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.
This video Implementation Strategy describes how public schools in Prince William County, Virginia, engaged and empowered students to make a difference in their school climate. After middle-school students and advisors attended an all-day Change of Heart retreat to address student interactions and the climate of their school, they created a Change of Heart Club to sustain the momentum of what they learned while at the event. Find out more about the club's development and its results in this short video summary.
This video short reviews a fascinating and informative discovery process former Texas Middle School Principal, Randy Adair, developed to identify those students who might benefit from proactive outreach by teachers and staff.
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.
This video short reviews a fascinating and informative discovery process former Texas Middle School Principal, Randy Adair, developed to identify those students who might benefit from proactive outreach by teachers and staff. Watch the highlights here.
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.
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