Student Outreach Toolkit

Fall 2019

This Fall 2019 toolkit will help MPRA and partnering universities promote membership and participation in MPRA to current and potential students. This kit includes social media posts, sample newsletter content and graphics.

Internship Opportunity

MPRA is now accepting applications for an intern at our Jefferson City office. 

Download the Internship Opportunity flyer

Important Dates



Students are recommended to attend events in BOLD but are encouraged to attend any event.

Social Media Resources


If you have social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter here are some sample messages to help spread the word about MPRA and encourage membership and participation among your students. Feel free to use these posts as is or personalize them to your audience.

Tag MPRA in your posts, too.

Sample Social Media Posts

Join MPRA Marketing

  • Why join Missouri Park & Recreation Association? A membership with MPRA can help jump start your future career in parks and recreation. #4MPRA #careerdevelopment

  • Missouri Park & Recreation Association is a great resource to help jump start your future career in parks and recreation! Become a member today! #4MPRA #joinMPRA

Download the Join MPRA Social Media Graphic

Student Workshop Marketing

  • Register now for the MPRA Student Workshop on October 6-7.  The workshop will expand your knowledge, provide a great networking opportunity and give you a chance to socialize with parks and recreation students and professionals from around the state. #4MPRA #careerdevelopment 

  • Don't miss out on the 2019 MPRA Student Workshop at Lake Ozark State Park! The workshop is a great opportunity to socialize with parks and recreation students and professionals from around the state!  #4MPRA #joinMPRA

Download the Student Workshop Social Media Graphic

Email Promotion Resources

If you have newsletters or email communications, here are some sample messages to encourage MPRA membership and event participation.

Join MPRA Email Promotion

Missouri Park and Recreation Association: Become a Member Today!

MPRA has been in existence since 1959 and has been a valuable tool for anyone seeking a career in parks and recreation or similar profession. Becoming a member gives you a direct line to education and networking opportunities that can get your career jump started, even while you are a student. Since you are currently seeking a degree in parks and rec, <Your school name here> strongly encourages you to become a member and participate in events and learning sessions hosted by MPRA. Student membership is only $25 per year and gets you countless benefits geared directly towards your professional career.

Some benefits include:

  • Professional Development - members have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and network with other members at numerous events throughout the year.

  • Certifications - MPRA provides and supports several certifications that can help make you stand out as a professional.

  • Awards & Scholarships - Outstanding leaders and members are recognized for their contributions at the annual MPRA Conference and Expo.

  • Members Only Resources and Publications - As well as online resources, members will receive Missouri Parks and Recreation magazine. Your membership not only allows you to receive these publications but it gives you the opportunity to be published or recognized in them as well.

  • Annual Conference & Expo - Each year MPRA hosts a statewide conference to bring its members and partners together to learn, network, and socialize. As a student, you will have a special opportunity to attend at no cost! MPRA needs students like you to assist with the success of the event, and in doing so, you get to practice public speaking, meet future employers, and network with other students from around the state for FREE!

Don't miss out on this great opportunity! We highly recommend your participation with MPRA. If you would like to learn more, visit their website, email or call 573-636-3828. The staff at MPRA are ready and willing to help you excel your career and support your future with parks and recreation.

Download Email Banner Graphic 650x80

Other Resources

Print Flyer 8.5" x 11"

If you prefer a printed promotion, feel free to distribute this flyer that encourages membership and event attendance.

Download Print Flyer


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