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Summer Advocacy Camp 2013

Kelleys RowOn July 8-12 Dover Youth to Youth held its annual Summer Training Camp for new members at the McConnell Center. Twenty-four prospective new Youth to Youth members participated in this year’s training. In addition, staff and students from the Derry, NH drug prevention coalition also attended the training.

During the week, these students received a wide variety of drug prevention presentations, received advocacy skills training, and engaged in a wide assortment of prevention projects and activities. Some of these activities included:

• Placed information stickers on alcohol products in local grocery stores;
• Conducted several presentations to youngsters in local day care centers and camps – including the Ice Arena’s Camp Kool;
• Conducted a presentation to student’s parents at the end of the week;
• Held an informational demonstration and press conference in downtown Dover announcing a new focus on Y2Y’s Fridge Campaign over the next year. This effort will include broad media and educational efforts to get parents to lock up or monitor the alcohol in their home if they have young kids.
Students also had the opportunity to create a variety of radio Public Service Announcements. We have to thank Cumulus New Hampshire (WOKQ, WSHK and WPKQ) for their support in recording the spots. The PSAs will air on the Cumulus network of stations in the coming weeks.
You can click on any of the following links to listen to the spots:

• Dr. Fud
• Fridge Justice
• Mad Invention
• The Brain

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