High School Outreach

PRSSA National encourages Chapters to reach out to local high schools to educate students about the possibilities of a career in public relations. Benefits of organizing a high school outreach include:

  • Advocating for the public relations industry and the Society
  • Mutually beneficial mentorship opportunities
  • Further development of public speaking and event management skills
  • Unifying the Chapter on a project that gives back to the younger generation of students

Interested in engaging high school students in your local community? Below are some ideas to organize a high school outreach at your Chapter:

  • Send a group of members to a local high school to conduct a presentation at classes such as journalism, yearbook, graphic design, media studies, TV production, honors English, etc.
  • Invite high school students to attend a PRSSA Chapter meeting, workshop or social activity
  • Organize a Skype presentation, Twitter chat or Google hangout and invite high school students to participate

Download the High School Outreach Presentation Template and access the Why PR: What Motivates You? (Video) to get started today.