31 Flavors of Marketing a Teen Science Café

For a successful café you need to continually get the word out in order to attract Teen Leaders, other teen attendees, presenters, and community support.

Here is a list of who you might reach out to when marketing a Teen Science Café. If you have additional ideas, please send your suggestions to the TSCN National Resource Center at

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumbler, LinkedIn
Text and email messages
Flyers in coffee shops, restaurants, schools, libraries, teen centers, teen hangouts, movie theaters, churches, gyms, YMCA’s/YWCA’s
Evites and other RSVP systems
Science clubs, camps, fairs, competitions, and other science programs
Parent – teacher organizations and other parent clubs
Science Festivals and other public STEM events
Word of mouth from peers, teen leaders, parents
Pride Festival
School sport events
Banners on overpasses, street corners, schools
School announcements
STEM teachers and counselors
Youth Leadership Training programs
STEM employers
Science Fair, Science Olympiad, Robotics, Computing clubs
Scouts, 4H, Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCA/YWCA programs for teens
Junior Docent Programs at Museums, Zoos, and Aquaria
Science Centers & Museums member lists
Science Supervisor for School District
Power school announcements
Half time announcements at high school sports events
School marquees
Employer of the Café presenter
Adult science cafes
Youth radio programs
Public radio and TV announcements
Community calendars
Contributing articles about the program to a local newspaper
Homeschool networks