The students of Dover Youth to Youth are highly sought after to provide conference workshops, youth advocacy training to local groups, and presentations to general audiences in schools.
We can provide you with presentations and Youth Advocacy/Empowerment training for both youth or the adult advisers that work with youth advocates. Please see our menu of available services below, however much of our training is customized to the needs of a requesting agency. Consequently, if you have a training need not listed below, it never hurts to call and see if it is something we can accommodate. You can be assured we will not try to teach a topic where it is not our area of expertise
Each year representatives from different communities from around New England come to our facility and review our materials and discuss how our program is implemented. If scheduled strategically, that can often include meeting with some of our student leaders. This resource is typically requested by those that are in the getting started stage or in the “checking it out” stage of the process – trying to decide if this our approach is something that would work for them. This is always available to representatives of other communities or organizations, and there is no charge.
There is no charge for discussion and questions over the phone. It is particularly expected for those trying to implement any of our materials or programs; those who have purchased a Toolkit, or those trying to figure out which services of ours might be best suited for them.
This is a short but structured presentation conducted by 2-3 youth and one staff person. It covers the basic design/strategy of our youth empowerment approach and illustrates examples of the kind of activities our students engage in (media, policy change, presentations, community awareness activities). It is typically 15-20 minutes plus some time for questions (can be longer on request but this is usually for an audience that wants a concise executive summary). It is designed for key school or community leaders who are critical to the success of implementing your youth empowerment program. Typical attendees often include school administrators, town officials, key coalition members, prospective advisers, potential student leaders if identified, police and others involved in drug prevention, and any other person whose buy-in is important to the success of your potential program.
This is a high energy multi-media presentation designed to be delivered to a general school population – usually where the school/community has made the decision to implement a youth empowerment group and now wants to show potential members what the program is like in order to encourage youth to sign up. It is taught by 5-7 trained student members of our program. The Road Show is longer than the “Primer” presentation described above and can be designed to fit into a typical school period. It includes a description of how Youth to Youth works in Dover, an educational block on either underage drinking or tobacco, a block where our students explain what they have done to take action, and concludes by encouraging the audience to sign up for the new program in their school. It is appropriate for grades 5 – 12 but is rarely requested for higher than grade 9 since most schools want to start by recruiting younger students (so they are around for a while). It is most often requested for students late in grade 5 or early in grades 6 and 7. It should be delivered to the grade you want to draw your new members from.
This is actually a menu of training topics that can be delivered either at your location (most common) or at our training facility in Dover. All of these topics can be done individually or mixed and matched to create a 1/2 day, full-day or multi-day training experience. A summary of frequently requested youth advocacy training topics follows: