Dover Youth to Youth was recently selected by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters (NHAB) to receive its Merit Award for Public Service Campaign of the Year. The students were recognized for their series of 4 radio public service announcements that warned the public about the dangers of hosting underage drinking parties and providing alcohol to teens.
The radio spots recognized by the NHAB all revolved around a fatal motorcycle accident that happened following a drinking party in Dover in August 2013. The PSAs incorporated the voices of Youth to Youth students as well as the two individuals who provided the alcohol and hosted the party.
All of the spots have a consistent message about the consequences of underage drinking and providing alcohol to teens. All of the 4 radio PSAs conveyed consistent themes, such as:
“when you provide alcohol to teens – you own it. You own every dangerous thing they do…”
And: “Even good kids can make bad decisions when drinking.”
Dover Youth to Youth was selected to receive the NHAB Media Campaign of the Year Award. The students were recognized for their series of 3 radio public service announcements that encouraged quitting tobacco and promoted the 800 number and web site that provides free quitting resources to smokers. Follow the link to hear one of those radio PSAs, called Jilted. The New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters is a non-profit trade association for radio and television stations in New Hampshire.
Dover Youth to Youth was also selected as the Foster’s Daily Democrat “Newsmaker of the Year”. The Youth to Youth Program received the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Dover Youth to Youth received the Merit Award from the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters for their efforts in the production of quality public service announcements and radio spots.
The New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters (NHAB) recognized Dover Youth to Youth with their Public Service Campaign of the Year Award. It was awarded jointly to the student group and their media partner, radio station WOKQ, for their work in radio public service announcement creation and design. The Public Service Campaign Award was presented at the 2002 Golden Mike Awards for excellence in broadcasting during their annual banquet in Concord. The media campaign was based on a series of anti-tobacco PSAs written and recorded by the students in Y2Y.
The NH Association of Broadcasters selected Youth to Youth PSAs for their Public Service Announcement of the Year Award in 1996, 1999, & 2000. The 1996 award was for the tobacco prevention PSA called Tricks. In 1998 the award was for Truth Unfilitered.