Local students train for Teen Institute duties PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 August 2013 09:08
Thirteen high school students from Wood County schools attended a five-day leadership training at Heidelberg University in Tiffin this summer known as Ohio Teen Institute.
The students who attended were Geri Stickles, Katie Baker, Emily Drake, Keely Richards and Jessica Root, from Bowling Green schools; Capriana Burres from Otsego; Rebecca Adkins from North Baltimore; Madeline Potts and Justin Klocko, from Rossford; and Daniel Hackney, Sylvia Morris, and Danielle Chalfin, from Penta.
Eastwood student Carli Kehres served on Youth Staff, which gives responsibilities to trained Teen Institute youth to lead activities at the event.
Ohio Teen Institute (OTI) is a week-long drug free leadership conference for high school students. Through the program, students develop the skills to become positive leaders within their schools and communities. Students are also equipped with the knowledge and abilities to not only make positive choices for themselves, but also to encourage their peers to make healthy decisions.
During the week-long conference, students participated in small discussion groups where they got to know a smaller group of youth from other areas, participate in leadership-building activities, and share ideas. Participants also selected workshops to attend to learn new skills and knowledge, hear from motivational speakers, and showcase their talents during the talent show.
It is the mission of the Ohio Teen Institute conference to provide training and education for Ohio youth, empowering them to develop the skills to make drug free, healthy lifestyle choices, become resilient and responsible adults and to positively impact their schools and communities.

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