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!
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!
Although mentoring’s positive influence on educational achievement is perhaps most widely studied, increasing evidence also shows demonstrative impacts on safety and social and emotional development. Teen or peer mentoring has also shown to be equally effective as adult mentors in school connectedness and academic achievement. Author Kiyah Duffey reports on the latest research on the effectiveness of teen mentoring and improving health outcomes. Read more...
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.
As superintendent of the West Carrollton School District, Dr. Rusty Clifford believes in the importance of his staff both knowing and regularly using the Developmental Asset® language. He wants everyone in the West Carrollton Schools to use the asset language in their daily interactions with students and community members. The issue he faced was how make the assets visible on a continual basis throughout their buildings and school community. Read more....
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
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.
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.
"There is no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew." Marshall McLuhan
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