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Reflection Activity: Gratitude Journals

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anonymous By working with your colleagues, youth group or others to create gratitude journals, you can set up an opportunity to use the power of gratitude to change mindsets. Time Needed: 20 – 30 minutes Group...

Mark Your Calendar: Planning Your 2020 Prevention Projects Made Easy

As we dive into 2020, we look forward to seeing the many projects our Youth Action Teams will complete this year! Below, we have provided a timeline of prevention-related cause awareness months, weeks and days to help you plan timely and relevant projects and events....

Mental Wellness During the Holidays

The holidays can be a fantastic time of year – filled with fun, happiness and opportunities to connect with family and friends. Though they are viewed as happy times by many, the holidays are also often associated with additional pressures and stresses. No...

Using Data to Inform Your Prevention Strategies

What is data? Data is a collection of facts, such as numbers, words, measurements, observations or even just descriptions of things. It can be qualitative (descriptive information) or quantitative (numerical information). One of the ways data can be collected is via a...

Team Building Activity: Holiday Hat Draw

For your upcoming holiday party, here’s an activity you have to try! Engage adults or youth with this challenge to test out their creativity and coordination while having some holiday fun. Time Needed: 10-15 minutes Group Size: 10 or less Materials: Sturdy paper...

GUIDE Gives Thanks for Our Incredible Volunteers

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, one thing GUIDE staff are thankful for is our incredible volunteers. Without the help of volunteers from across Georgia and beyond, we would not be able to create such a significant impact on our community. So far in 2019,...

Five Reasons to Join GTI Staff

GUIDE is pleased to announce the release of staff applications for Georgia Teen Institute 2020!  TI love bubbles in the hearts of many staff members across the state of Georgia and throughout the nation. But why? First, let’s get acquainted with Georgia Teen...

Let’s Celebrate the Great American Smokeout

Contributed by Kinsey McMurtry, MPH “Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event.” This year on November 15, encourage others “to make a plan to quit, or plan in...

Icebreaker: Bus Stop

Ideal for groups whose members are unfamiliar with one another, Bus Stop is the perfect icebreaker activity to get to know about each other and explore commonalities in a fun way. Time Needed: 10 minutes Group Size: Any Materials: Two pieces of rope Directions: Group...
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