Forward Together Launches New Youth and Parent Ads
The Forward Togethercampaign launched in September 2020 and is positively impacting the lives of youth, parents, and trusted adults across Colorado.
Everything is focused on one goal: to help young people feel more connected – to peers, parents, and other trusted adults. Research shows that youth who are connected are less likely to smoke, drink, vape, use marijuana, and have feelings of depression.
See the New Ads: Stories of Connection Starting this month, new Forward Together ads roll out statewide!
The new spots feature stories of real Colorado teens and parents that represent a diverse array of voices. These stories explain how they have built stronger connections.
Ads will reach less-connected audiences through streaming TV (like Hulu), Snapchat, Pandora, and out-of-home placements, like bus shelters and laundromat posters.
The campaign goals for FY22 are to deepen relationships by focusing on how, and using tactical tips and real stories.
Watch the new video ads here — and look for ads in your community this fall as well!
Get Involved: New Materials for You! Forward Together fact sheets, brochures, and posters are now available to order or download on COHealthResources.org. Request a log-in and then visit the COHealthResources and click on “Find Your Materials” to access resources for both youth and adults.
Research to Inform Your Work: What Is on the Minds of Youth, Parents, and Caregivers In early 2021, we conducted interviews across the state to understand how the past year affected relationships between youth and their peers and between youth and parents/adults. These insights became the foundation of the FY22 strategy and creative refresh and may help you in your work.
Here’s what we learned:
For peer-to-peer relationships between youth…
Youth lost friends and acquaintances, but the relationships they held onto grew!
For youth who are a minority in their community, or LGBTQ+, at-home learning was a welcomed reprieve from feeling unaccepted at school.
For most youth, learning from home was extremely challenging and stressful because many had extra duties, like caring for siblings.