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Product Samples: Bolster Your Effectiveness with Our Premium Content!

Our Premium Content provides an ever-growing collection of Practice Briefs, Implementation Strategies, and Video Shorts that will inspire, inform and engage. Our low annual subscription price will quickly pay for itself by saving you time and effort tracking down the latest thinking and real-world examples of positive youth development strategies and tactics, proven to get results.

Have a look at our samples below to see what is included with membership! If you agree these resources will help to enhance your effectiveness and increase your capacity to spread the word about how to help young people thrive, subscribe today!

 

Practice Brief Product Sample

Our Practice Briefs provide insight into key findings of current high-quality research on youth development topics. Writing in practical, straightforward language, contributors help distill the essential elements of these articles into immediately useable action steps. Let our research and writing strengthen your own practice without having to find and distill the information on your own!

Giving Voice to Youth in Foster Care

(Opening excerpt) Living on the street for many months, Lamar Campbell had ample experience with services provided to homeless youth. “I noticed a recurring theme, the lack of youth input in how services operate,” wrote Campbell in a blog for The Mockingbird Society (TMB), a Seattle-based organization that aims to reform foster care and end youth homelessness. Even when services providers asked youth for opinions in feedback sessions, Campbell noted it was typical to be told to “man up” and deal with what was offered or go find another program. “This is not an uncommon response to serious youth feedback,” concluded Campbell......

Topics Covered:

  • Practice Brief
  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development

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Implementation Strategy Product Sample

We’ve always been amazed at the remarkable ways in which educators, youth workers, community members, and parents take positive youth development principles and make magic happen! Through our Implementation Strategies, we bring you the best examples of practical strategies people like you have developed and used. Use them as inspiration for your own actions . . . or use them as they are to make a difference to the kids in your life. Either way, we know you’ll appreciate each one.

Helping Youth Create Their Own Behavior Guidelines

When children and youth take an active part in creating the guidelines for behavior in the program, they are more likely to take responsibility for their own behavior, and to accept the consequences if a guideline is broken. Author Eileen Wise explains the quick steps to creating guidelines with youth and provides an easy to use handout.  

Topics Covered:

  • Implementation Strategy
  • Engagement
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach

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Video Shorts Product Sample

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!

Below you’ll see examples of the three types of Video Shorts you receive with a subscription to our Premium Content. Take a look at all three and imagine how they can enhance your ability to engage and motivate any audience

50 Ways to Build Healthy Youth

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.

Topics Covered:

  • Video Shorts
  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • 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:

  • Video Shorts
  • Engagement
  • Role Models

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FREE Resources Product Sample

July 2018 Poster of the Month

"There is no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew."  Marshall McLuhan

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