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Recruiting and Retaining TPP Program Participants Virtually—Strategies From the Field and Peer Sharing

1.50 hr
Event Archive
Adolescent Services

This 90-minute, interactive session featured a panel discussion on recruitment and retention strategies from three Teen Pregnancy Prevention program TPP19 Tier 1 grantees that have implemented virtual programming in response to COVID-19 (view OPA Tip Sheet). During the panel, grantees shared their virtual implementation efforts and lessons learned for others in similar settings. Participants had the opportunity to share their own experiences through facilitated small group discussions. This webinar was intended for staff responsible for recruiting and retaining youth in their programs virtually. Grantees in rural and community-based settings were encouraged to attend.

Panelist(s):

  • Vicki Draeger, CEO/Project Director, Life-Skills, Empowerment and Development Services (LEADS) of St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Jill Gwilt, THINK Director, Mission West Virginia
  • Kara Petrosky, Director of Teen & Support Services, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Use at least two strategies for reaching and recruiting adolescents virtually through their TPP programs
  2. Build awareness of tools that can support grantees to retain youth in their programs
  3. Apply a trauma-informed lens when recruiting and retaining youth virtually