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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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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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Georgia Teen Institute Information

It is ALMOST here!! YAY! In 12 days we leave! So here is some quick info and an attached document with important information about GTI–>GTI 2015 Reg Confirmation Week 1

If you are on my Floyd YAT, then please be at the Floyd County Health Department by 8:30 am on June 8th!

If you are on my Bartow YAT, then please be at the Teen Center (140 Douglas St) by 9am!

It will take us about an hour and half to get there. We will leave GTI around noon on Thursday June 11th. That means that my Bartow YAT parent’s need to be at the Teen Center by around 1:30/2ish, and my Floyd YAT parent’s need to be at the Floyd Health Department by around 2:30. We will call parent’s when we leave GTI to give them a better idea of how we are doing on time.

  • Please pack as light as possible, since we will have to get luggage for 14 on the bus!
  • Make sure your parent’s have my cell phone number, along with the GTI emergency contact numbers provided on the attachment
  • DON’T FORGET: bed linens, pillow, toiletries, bathroom shoes, something red to wear on that Tuesday (shirt, bandana, hat, etc), phone charger, alarm clock, spending money (if you want to buy something from the GTI store)

If for some reason, something comes up and you CANNOT go, you need to contact me IMMEDIATELY!!!

I CANNOT wait to see all of your shining faces on June 8th! Get ready, get excited, GTI HERE WE COME! 🙂

Red Ribbon Week Ties Up Nicely!

This week marked the annual Red Ribbon Week which is held every year all over the country from October 23-31st! Our Floyd and Bartow Youth Action Teams were busy planning and coordinating various events for each of their schools, in order to make it the BEST Red Ribbon Week (say that 5x fast!) EVER!

In Floyd, our Youth Action Team created age appropriate PSA messages for every County & City elementary, middle, and high school. A different message was announced to the entire school every morning during RRW. Some of the examples included:

  • A drug free you rules! Be awesome and stay drug free!
  • Statistics show that more teens are killed by alcohol than by all illegal drugs combined!
  • Chewing or spitting tobacco is just as dangerous as smoking and also has a high risk of addiction.

In Bartow, our Youth Action Team scoured the state Red Ribbon Week guidebook for ideas on how to celebrate at each of their high schools.

  • Cass High: Decorated their school campus in red ribbons, read PSA’s over the announcements each morning, and coordinated a “Red Out” day for their peers.
  • Adairsville High: Read PSA’s over the announcements each morning and encouraged their peers to “text to pledge” to stay alcohol free at 25399
  • Cartersville High: Read PSA’s over the announcements each morning, encouraged their peers to “text to pledge” to stay alcohol free at 25399, and coordinated a “Red Out” day for their peers.
  • Woodland High: Read PSA’s over the announcements each morning, encouraged their peers to “text to pledge” to stay alcohol free at 25399, provided Advisement Coordinators with videos and discussion questions from naturalhigh.org, decorated their school campus with red ribbons, coordinated a “Red Out” day for their peers, and planned and coordinated their peers into a giant red ribbon on their football field to show that WHS student’s stand together in living drug free (look for them in the Daily Tribune on Sunday)!

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As you can see, our Youth Action Teams take living drug free pretty seriously! I can’t thank them enough for being such leaders within their communities!

If you are interested in joining the Youth Action Team or learning more, check us out!