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Speakers bureau toolkit

Having a trained and supported speakers bureau—including parents, youth, and professionals—to share their stories, provide expertise, and offer inspiring personal perspectives is a valuable tool for states and local jurisdictions.

AdoptUSKids has been supporting a successful speakers bureau whose members regularly participate in media interviews and speaking engagements for more than 10 years. In this guide, we share what we’ve learned and tools we’ve developed that you can modify and replicate.

Year published: 2022

View the guide

Guide to Creating a Speakers Bureau (4.50 MB PDF)

Download the guide and companion resources all in one place, or see the individual documents below.

Resources to replicate and customize


Applications and consent forms

Sample correspondence and spokesperson narratives

Media training publications



Guide or report  Raising awareness  Working with the media