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Table Talk Teen Maze: The Chris Sandy Story

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ATTENTION ALL YAT MEMBERS: GTI STAFF APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

Applications for GTI 2016 staff have been released! Go to the following link, and fill out the online application: http://georgiati.org/materials/staff-application/. All the information you need is right there! Don’t wait to apply; applications are due January 8, 2016 by 5 pm!

Below are some important dates to keep in mind when applying.

  • Staff Development Weekend 1: March 11-13, 2016
  • Staff Development Weekend 2: June 10-13, 2016
  • GTI Week 1: June 14-17, 2016
  • Staff Development Weekend 2.5: June 19 & 20, 2016
  • GTI Week 2: June 21-24, 2016

If you need any convincing to join us next summer, check out these five reasons you need to be on GTI Staff! Please click here to check it out: http://guideinc.org/2014/11/11/five-reasons-to-be-on-gti-staff-in-2015/.

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Not Quite A Haunted House, But Scary: Floyd Teen Maze Preview Night

This year’s Floyd Teen Maze Community Preview Night will be held Tuesday October 27th from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. FREE, everyone welcome (children with parental supervision).  For more information, check out the attached flyer!

Floyd 2015 Maze community preview flyer

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What is YOUR Natural High?

Natural High….what does that even mean?

With Red Ribbon Week 2015 coming up later this month, we here at Just Us Teens wanted to encourage you to continue living for your passions and pursuing your dreams! Your Natural High is something that you LOVE doing, that you are great at, that makes you feel inspired! It could be playing sports, writing, shopping, laughing! When you focus on your Natural High instead of drugs or alcohol, you are able to dream more, learn more, do more and become your best self!

Bartow & Floyd Youth Action Team Members! Comment below with your Natural High and be entered in to win prizes and potentially get your Natural High on a t-shirt at Georgia Teen Institute 2016! You can be the winner if you submit the most Natural Highs!

ATTENTION YAT MEMBERS: GTI STAFF APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW!

Applications for GTI 2016 staff have been released! Go to the following link, and fill out the online application: http://georgiati.org/materials/staff-application/. All the information you need is right there! Don’t wait to apply; applications are due January 8, 2016 by 5 pm!

Below are some important dates to keep in mind when applying.

  • Staff Development Weekend 1: March 11-13, 2016
  • Staff Development Weekend 2: June 10-13, 2016
  • GTI Week 1: June 14-17, 2016
  • Staff Development Weekend 2.5: June 19 & 20, 2016
  • GTI Week 2: June 21-24, 2016

If you need any convincing to join us next summer, check out these five reasons you need to be on GTI Staff! Please click here to check it out: http://guideinc.org/2014/11/11/five-reasons-to-be-on-gti-staff-in-2015/.

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Floyd YAT Member Promotes Healthier Prom Season

One of the most exciting times for students in high school, especially the Juniors and Seniors, is the annual prom. As many know, the traditional prom consists of taking pictures, eating, and then going to dance. Something I have recently noticed as a high school student is the rise in alcohol and drug use on prom nights. Why is it necessary to participate in illegal activity in order to have a good time with either a group of friends or ones significant other? It should be a time to celebrate with your student body, not to lose brain cells or be put at health risk while breaking laws.

Now you may ask, how can I have a good time on prom night without “turning up?” It’s quite simple actually. Surround yourself with a good core group of friends that you know will not participate in any illegal activities and just have fun. While pictures and going to eat prior to prom is not a time that these illegal activities could occur, make sure you are with this group of good friends during prom or right after.

So here is the situation: prom has come to a close and you are leaving, what do you do? There are several different options that will be fun without any harm occurring. For example, going to eat ice cream or frozen yogurt, going to get a snack, going swimming (with parent supervision), etc. It may just be my opinion, but I would choose any of these options which would result in long lasting memories over just a temporary buzz that you won’t remember. Of course there is a curfew that teenagers must obey, but don’t let that limit your fun! Just plan your schedule out so you can ensure that you will be home safe and sound prior to curfew.

High school is the time in life when you make memories that you can look back on in 20 years and think about with a smile shining across your face; prom is the pinnacle of those memories so make sure that prom is one of the best nights to REMEMBER. If you drink or do drugs, that’s not memorable! Do something with your friends or significant other that is safe and enjoy your night!

 

For more information about the Floyd Youth Action Team, visit us! Don’t forget to check out our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

 

Written by Thomas Herrin. He is currently a Junior at Armuchee High School and a 2 year member of Floyd Youth Action Team.

Written by Thomas Herrin. Thomas is currently a Junior at Armuchee High School and  he is a 2 year member of the Floyd Youth Action Team.

Buzzed?

Buzzed? Am I talking about that feeling we are all probably STILL  experiencing after absolutely stuffing ourselves with turkey during Thanksgiving? You may still be experiencing a turkey coma; however, the buzz that I’m referring to is due to alcohol! December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month! That’s a lot of words that you may or may not understand, but I’m about to give you the rundown on the importance of understanding not only what all of those words mean, but the importance of supporting this message year round!

Drunk or drugged driving means getting behind the wheel of a car, motorcycle, boat, or anything with a motor after drinking alcohol. The consequences can be catastrophic, so buzzed driving is drunk driving!buzzed drivingNational Commission Against Drunk Driving Statistics
41 percent of all traffic crashes are alcohol-related.
Nearly 600,000 Americans are injured in alcohol-related traffic crashes each year.
Someone dies in an alcohol-related traffic crash every 30 minutes. Every two minutes someone is hurt (non-fatally injured) in an alcohol-related accident.
Three out of every 10 Americans face the possibility of being directly involved in an alcohol-related traffic crash during their lifetime.

drunkdrivingSo, even though we only give this topic one month, please understand that your choices may not only affect you, but anyone around you on the road! I would love if you would all take the pledge and don’t drink and drive! And if you are underage, take our pledge and Rethink the Drink! You can also text:

“Pledge” to 25399

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