This training is designed to build skills and capacity to use the mass media (newspapers, TV, etc.) to get your message out to the public. The skills focus on any contact with the press or mass media, for example: interviews by a reporter at an event, holding a press conference, or appearing live on a morning radio broadcast. All of these contacts provide the youth advocate with an opportunity to have their message reach a much larger audience. The youth will either be ready to take full advantage of that opportunity or the opportunity will be gone. The youth advocate (and adults as well) will always do a better job in these situations if they have practiced the skills and mentally prepared ahead of time for the media contact.
The training typically consists of a base classroom presentation covering the core principals followed by break out groups applying those techniques in simulated situations. The focus of the training is on the skills needed to be interviewed, answer questions, deliver a press conference, and related activities.
To request a presentation of Working with the Press by Dover Youth to Youth go to How to Schedule Us in the Resources section of this site.