The overall goal of the Tennessee Teen Institute is to promote the development of a healthy, safe and drug-free lifestyle by impacting the attitudes and behaviors of our youth in the areas of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence. TTI facilitates this by having young people develop Action Plans to implement prevention projects and programs in their schools and communities. TTI focuses on youth leadership skills and empowerment as key strategies to prevent underage alcohol and drug use.
The Tennessee Teen Institute is a five-day camp to provide education and training in youth development, leadership and prevention. TTI offers various formats of training including workshops, seminars, and activities that help young people grow to be strong, healthy individuals who will have the skills needed to make a difference in the community in which they live. TTI 2015 hosted approximately 400 teen leaders, adult advisors, and TTI staff. These participants leave TTI motivated not only to make healthy decisions in their own lives, but also committed to work so that others are making healthy decisions as well.
Teen Institute Mission
The mission of Tennessee Teen Institute is to unlock the potential of the youth of Tennessee to lead by example and to take a proactive role in bringing about positive changes. TTI challenges young people to unlock their potential by giving them the skills, knowledge, and attitudes they need to make healthy choices, build positive relationships, and contribute to their schools and community in a meaningful way.
What Happens at TTI?
FUN! FUN! FUN!
Who should apply?
• Youth who are serious about making a change in their schools /communities
• Youth who are alcohol, tobacco and drug free
• Youth who show leadership qualities
• Adults who are concerned about their youth in local schools and communities
• Adults who enjoy interacting with youth