TTI at a Glance!
The overall goal of the
Tennessee Teen Institute is to
promote the development of a Tennessee Teen Institute
healthy, safe and drug-free lifestyle
by impacting the attitudes and be- For more information contact:
haviors of our youth in the areas of
alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and
violence. TTI facilitates this by Kristi Townes
having young people develop TTI Director
Action Plans to implement preven- email@example.com
tion projects and programs in their
schools and communities. TTI 731-571-4179
focuses on youth leadership skills
and empowerment as key strategies Barry Cooper
to prevent underage alcohol and firstname.lastname@example.org
drug use. 731-423-3653
Adam Webster 2010
www.tnteeninstitute.net State University
The TTI Experience is one of a kind!
The Tennessee Teen Institute is sponsored by the
Tennessee of Department of Mental Health and Devel-
opmental Disabilities Division of Alcohol and Drug
Clarksville, Tennessee Abuse Services and the Jackson Area Council on
Alcoholism and Drug Dependency..
Teen Institute Mission What is the Teen Institute? 2010 Session Information
Date: June 14th - 18th ,2010
The mission of Tennessee Teen Institute The Tennessee Teen Institute is a five-day Ages: 12-18
is to unlock the potential of the youth of assembly to provide education and training Place: Austin Peay University
Tennessee to lead by example and to take in youth development, leadership and Clarksville, TN
a proactive role in bringing about positive prevention. TTI offers various formats of Cost: $750 per team
changes. TTI challenges young people to training including workshops, seminars, and (1 adult and up to 6 students)
unlock their potential by giving them the activities that help young people grow to be What does the camp fee cover?
skills, knowledge, and attitudes they need strong, healthy individuals who will have 1 adult and up to 6 students
to make healthy choices, build positive the skills needed to make a difference in the Five days and four nights of meals and
relationships, and contribute to their community in which they live. Held on a board at Austin Peay University
schools and community in a meaningful college campus, TTI hosts approximately All presenters and workshops, materials
way. 400 teen leaders, adult advisors, and TTI and activities
staff. These participants leave TTI moti- T-shirt, notebook, and all other materials
vated not only to make healthy decisions in Camp pictures
their own lives, but also committed to work
so that others are making healthy decisions Who should apply?
Youth who are serious about making a
as well. change in their schools /communities
Youth who are alcohol, tobacco and drug
Objectives Team Action Plans Youth who show leadership qualities
Adults who are concerned about their
To decrease the number of teens who use Action Planning is one of the most impor-
substances. youth in local schools and communities
tant parts of the TTI. Action Planning Adults who enjoy interacting with youth
To prevent onset of substance use. Sessions require participants to use their
imaginations and creative abilities to devise What happens at TTI ?
To increase one’s self-esteem. the strategies they will employ throughout General information sessions
the year for addressing substance abuse Interactive workshop sessions
To increase awareness of substance abuse problems among fellow teens and in their Team-building activities
related risk factors. Student focus groups
Student focus team presentations
To increase resiliency factors (factors which
Exciting recreational activities
help maintain a healthy lifestyle).
Community Action Team meetings
To develop leadership skills. FUN!FUN!FUN!