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!
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.
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!
See what youth are asking you to do in your asset building efforts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Video Short provides quick, easy, inspiring ideas and grounding reminders for the little things that can go a long way toward building healthy youth.
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