Since 1980, NCADA has been conducting Teen Institute for Prevention Leaders (TI). TI is a powerful, 4-day seminar designed to train 75-100 high school students to prevent substance misuse among their peers. Specifically, TI…
- Provides up-to-date information regarding the consequences of alcohol and other drug use and misuse.
- Develops an understanding of prevention.
- Teaches leadership and programming strategies.
- Motivates participants to implement and/or enhance prevention programs in their schools and communities.
Teens have the time of their lives at TI! They participate in workshops, games, sports, and dancing and have plenty of time to hang out with new friends. Teens arrive as strangers and, after four days, leave with close, enduring friendships. As TI comes to a close, a bonded group of motivated and knowledgeable teens emerges ready to change the world. In fact, for over 30 years, TI graduates have created ongoing and very powerful change for themselves, their friends, their schools and communities.
When is TI?
This year’s TI is scheduled for June 4-7, 2019. Participants must commit to attending for the full four days.
Where is TI?
TI is held at Sojourn Retreat Center at 8350 Highway 30 in Dittmer, Missouri (about 25 minutes southwest of St. Louis County. The center has comfortable, air conditioned rooms, dining and meeting rooms, game fields, a four-acre lake for fishing and paddle boats, a basketball court, and a walking/jogging path.
Who runs TI?
TI is staffed by NCADA’s team of prevention specialists and a full-time nurse. These knowledgeable professionals relate well to teens are are committed to promoting healthy lifestyles.