EDUCATION + OUTREACH
First Step’s Speakers Bureau offers an array of educational opportunities centered around prevention, outreach, and survivor-centered advocacy which are available to a wide variety of audiences within the community. This is vital to our agency’s mission of ending domestic violence and sexual assault, and an important step in connecting survivors to our life saving services.
First Step’s trained educators and representatives are available to attend and present to all types of events, groups, and settings, including both virtual and in-person opportunities. Audiences range from children and teens to groups like educational institutions, health-care professionals, law enforcement officials, members of the clergy or other faith-based leaders/groups, civic and community organizations, corporations, and other professional associations.
First Step is available for all your education and outreach needs! Check out our most common types of community engagement and outreach requests below. Not seeing what you were looking for? Check out our professional training and consulting page here, or learn more about Speakers Bureau here.
A downloadable copy of our community education and presentation catalog is clickable below, along with information on how to begin scheduling further down the page.
REQUESTING A FIRST STEP SPEAKER OR REPRESENTATIVE
If you are interested in scheduling with First Step's Speakers Bureau, or otherwise requesting First Step representation, please include any relevant information and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage at least a month's notice due to the popularity of requests.
FEES + PAYMENT
Most of First Step's community education, outreach, and presentations are free of charge. This often includes engagements to youth, tabling events, and info sessions. However, as a non-profit agency, First Step relies on our community’s support. Reimbursement for time, travel, materials, equipment, and other expenses is encouraged and sometimes requested, particularly for trainings and/or presentations that are lengthy, tailored, or include customized content.
Donations are always appreciated and another great way to support our mission and allow us to continue providing our services. Nonetheless, First Step is dedicated to serving and informing our community and will do so regardless of a partner’s resources or limitations.