Teen Institute, better known as TI, is a drug-free leadership program for high school students.
TI is based on the principle of peers encouraging peers to make positive choices and is the oldest peer prevention program in the nation. Students can participate in the program at a school, county, and state level, each providing a different level of education and opportunity to build leadership skills.
All public schools in both Marion and Crawford counties have students involved TI. School TI groups provide awareness to their peers about the importance of making positive, drug free choices, as well as opportunities to have fun in a drug-free environment. Any student can be a part of TI at the school level.
Any high school students can take part in county wide TI events hosted throughout the year. Regular opportunities to attend leadership conferences and take part in alternative events are available to youth. Students who have made a commitment to being alcohol, tobacco, and drug free have the opportunity to be a part of the Youth Advisory Board. Youth Board members are responsible for planning drug-free events in each county, as well as leadership roles at both high school and middle school events.
The Ohio Teen Institute (OTI) conference is a week-long leadership camp held each summer. Partial scholarships are available to students who have made a commitment to being alcohol, tobacco, and other drug free and are active in their local school and county TI programs. For more information on the Ohio Teen Institute program, visit their website at www.ohioti.com.
For more information, contact:
Jodi Galloway (Marion) firstname.lastname@example.org
or Laura Busler (Crawford) email@example.com