Youth to Youth now offers a variety of web based training. We have a series of topics that will be offered throughout the year but can also customize trainings for your organization. Please stay tuned for the release of the 2017-2018 webinar series topics and dates coming June 2017.
Each year Dover Youth to Youth offers two free webinars.
Presenting the Early Elementary Samantha Skunk Program
Thursday, September 22nd 2016 at 3pm ET
This webinar will describe the Samantha Skunk program and how it can be used to develop presentation skills in your youth advocates while providing a tool for your group to bring a strong prevention message to young children in your community.
The second portion of the webinar shows the participants how to prepare their youth advocates to be effective presenters and public speakers. There will be a focus on building the core elements that make up a good presentation, including: voice control, animation, and projection skills. Teaching these principles will be done in the context of preparing students to teach Samantha Skunk presentations, but the principles apply generally to any situation where a youth advocate was presenting or speaking.
Implementing Youth Empowerment: A Model for Action
Tuesday, October 4th 2016 at 3pm ET
This session will provide attendees with core principles and extensive insight on the process of implementing a youth empowerment program. The One Voice Youth Empowerment Model will be explained and specific examples of steps that can be taken to implement that model will be illustrated. Topics covered include: important considerations for getting a program started, youth as a part of a coalition, skills training for youth advocates, selecting action projects, and supervising youth advocates. Examples of action projects will be described. This webinar is designed for adults that work with youth advocates, those that supervise youth programs or those wishing to implement a youth empowerment program. After the core presentation, time will be allowed for questions from webinar attendees.
The series consists of webinars intended to provide an overview of a specific skill that youth advocates need and practical examples of ways that youth can take action in their community. The webinars are helpful for new youth groups or established teams looking for new ideas. The webinars cost $30 per training or $75 for all 3.
Involving Youth Advocates in Policy Change. Case Study: Passing a City Ordinance
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 3pm ET
The focus of this webinar is to assist a youth group’s adviser in preparing youth advocates to participate in policy change activities – including state and local legislative activities, as well as policy change efforts aimed at schools, retailers and other organizations.
Case Study: Passing a City Ordinance: A step by step description of the process used by students in Dover, NH to pass a city ordinance in that community. This includes instruction and tips for preparing to deliver testimony to a legislative or deliberative body.
Case Study: The Responsible Retailer Initiative: Detailed description of the process used to attempt to convince local retailers to refuse to sell marijuana-themed merchandise to teens and pre-teens.
How to Kick Off Your Campaign with a Rally
Tuesday, January 10th 2017 at 3pm ET
Case Study: The Fridge Campaign
Case Study: The Brain Campaign
This webinar is designed to provide participants with a framework for designing a rally to kick off long term campaign. In this context, a campaign is considered a sustained effort that uses multiple projects, activities and other means to deliver a specific substance abuse message to the community. The training includes the process of selecting a theme and core message on a targeted substance; planning a multi-faceted approach for delivering that message to the target audience in the community; how to conduct a “roll-out day” to announce your new campaign; and examples of resources that can be used in delivering your message.
The concepts discussed will be illustrated by featuring examples of underage drinking and tobacco use campaigns conducted over the years by the students of Dover Youth to Youth. Resources from two underage drinking campaigns will be made available to participants who potentially wish to replicate them: The Fridge Campaign which sends the message to parents to control alcohol in their home and the Brain Campaign targeting teens & parents with the message that alcohol affects all the parts of the brain – not just the part that makes you “tipsy”.
Taking on Big Alcohol: Countering their Message. Case Study: The “Tell the Truth” Campaign
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 3pm ET
The alcohol industry has billions of dollars and they aren’t afraid to use it to promote their products. But the prevention community and youth advocates are not powerless. This session is designed to provide tools and ideas that can be used to challenge the alcohol industry’s message as well as:
Case Study: Tell the Truth Campaign: Have you ever heard a beer ad that used the word “addiction” or “alcoholism”? This portion of the session outlines the process for designing a multi-faceted, youth-based campaign to challenge the alcohol industry’s messages that alcohol is harmless and risk free fun.