About TI


Although this year would have marked the 40th anniversary, due to COVID-19, NCADA has made the difficult and unfortunate decision to cancel Teen Institute 2020.

We’re sorry for any disappointment this may cause, but we look forward to 2021 and bringing back as many attendees and interns as possible.


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?

TI for 2020 has been canceled. Please stay tuned later in the year for information regarding TI 2021.


Where is TI?

TI is held at Pallottine Renewal Center, 15270 Old Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, MO 63034.


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.


More questions? Contact Joy Carter or Leah Schaefer at 314.962.3456.  For more information about this year’s TI, click here.