Tag Archives: YAT

Georgia Teen Institute Applications HERE

Georgia Teen Institute Applications are HERE–> GTI 2017 Statewide Registration Packet

If you are a member of the Bartow or Floyd Youth Action Team (OR you would like to be a member) and would like to go, it will be first come first serve with a maximum of 7 team members per Youth Action Team. You must get your application back to Christa Gilmore by Wednesday April 5th!

  • We will be attending WEEK ONE: June 12th-June 15th.
  • Transportation provided, all meals included, will be staying in the dorms
  • FREE
  • Drop off applications at either: The Bartow Teen Center (140 Douglas Street Cartersville) or the Floyd Teen Center (16 East 12th Street Rome–Health Department)
  • Email scanned application to: christa.gilmore@dph.ga.gov

To learn more about what to expect, check out this “Day In The Life.”


Woodland YAT brings awareness to Chiari 1 Malformation

As a Wildcat Nation at Woodland High School on March 15th, we came together as a wildcat family to support Maycelyn by wearing purple. Maycelyn attends our Woodland Pre-K Program and has been diagnosed with Chiari 1 Malformation. I am so glad that the wildcats came together to support her as she faces this condition. She has a strong support system and lots of prayer surrounding her. She is pictured below, with her family surrounding her.

  • What is Chiari 1 Malformation?
    • Chiari Malformation is the neurological disorder caused when the cerebellum (part of the brain) descends out of the skull applying force on the spinal cord. As a result of this compression between the brain and spinal cord, there is a disruption of the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid.
  • What are the symptoms of Chiari 1 Malformation?
    • Headache (Most Common)
    • Intense Pressure in Back of Head
    • Balance Issues
    • Full Ears
    • Swallowing Issues
    • Chronic Pain
  • How is a Chiari Malformation diagnosed?
    • Patients will have an MRI to see if the cerebellar tonsils are out of position. Many doctors require a neurological exam and MRI results to diagnose Chiari Malformation. Currently, there is unfortunately not a single test that determines the presence of Chiari Malformation.
  • How do you get Chiari 1 Malformation?
    • Chiari 1 Malformation originally was thought to be a congenital condition, meaning that the condition would be acquired at birth. Even though this was prevalent in some cases, Chiari was also observed in patients who acquired the condition and were able to reverse the condition by removing the source of the problem. For this reason, Chiari 1 Malformation can be both an acquired condition and a congenital condition. Through further prestigious research, scientists are studying what triggers the symptoms of Chiari.


FREE dresses and tuxes: The Dress Closet

Prom is right around the corner! Before you go stressing out on whether or not you can afford a beautiful new dress or to rent a tux, check out The Dress Closet in Rome, GA! 100’s of FREE new and gently used formal wear is available! Don’t miss out on an important night of your life just because you have nothing to wear.

All you need to do is call and set up an appointment, show up, try on whatever you like and then take it home FREE! See below for more information 🙂


GA Teen Institute Team Applications AVAILABLE NOW!

ATTENTION: Bartow and Floyd Youth Action Team Members

Team Applications are now AVAILABLE! A few things that you need to know:

  • We are going June 14th-17th (please do not apply unless you are actually available for these dates).
  • There is no cost for you.
  • We will provide the transportation.
  • We will stay in the dorms on campus at Emory’s campus in Oxford, GA (about an hour-1.5 hours away).
  • You MUST be a member of the Bartow or Floyd YAT in order to apply.
  • You need to complete pages 10-11, COMPLETELY before turning it in.
  • I must have all applications NO LATER than April 1st.
  • We can only take up to 6 members from each team **Depending on how many apply and how many Adult chaperones we must take, this number may fluctuate.
  • For more information about the camp: www.georgiati.org
  • Bartow Team Members: You may drop off your application at 140 Douglas Street and put it under the door of the room we meet in (Teen Center). The building is typically unlocked Monday-Thursday 8-5pm, and Friday 8-1 pm. You MUST text me at 770-546-9510 at the time you drop it off so that I know who the first 6 applications are! All additional applications turned in, will be put on the waiting list.
  • Floyd Team Members:  You may drop off your application at 16 East 12th Street (Floyd Health Dept), and leave it with someone at the front desk and tell them that it is for “Christa Gilmore.”  The building is unlocked Monday-Thursday 8-5pm, and Friday 8-2 pm. You MUST text me at 770-546-9510 at the time you drop it off so that I know who the first 6 applications are! All additional applications turned in, will be put on the waiting list.

GTI 2016 Statewide Registration Packet_FINAL

Floyd Youth Action Team: Recruitment Meeting 1.25.16

It is that time of year! Time to recruit new members! If you know a high school aged youth in the Floyd County or Rome City School system that would like to participate in a leadership development organization that focuses on teen related issues and National campaigns to raise awareness and educate their peers, send them to the Bartow Youth Action Team Recruitment meeting on January 25th at 6pm. Click here for the flyer: 2016 Recruitment Flyer FYAT

Text 770.546.9510 to RSVP for the meeting!

Floyd logo


Email Pic Christa Gilmore is the Adult Advisor for the Bartow and Floyd Youth Action Teams. She is the Youth Development Coordinator for NW GA Public Health. For more info: christa.gilmore@dph.ga.gov


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/.

FB_IMG_1435616195118 FB_IMG_1435616342073 FullSizeRender


Floyd YAT,

Everyone who is planning to attend the upcoming meeting on Monday October 19th at 6pm need to have your parent sign the permission form for you to participate in the focus group with Dr. Allred from Berry College. Please bring your signed form with you to the meeting! Dr. Allred will be providing refreshments. Feel free to bring friends!! They would like a good size & diverse group!

See you all Monday!

FAD Parental Informed Consent fall 2015