Leadership

Get Involved: Be Committed to Your Community

Contributed by Bernard Watson, Director of Community Relations, Gwinnett County Public Schools “Don’t talk about it… BE about it!” -Anonymous How committed are you to the community in which you work and live? It’s a question I find myself asking myself often. As...

Six Keys to Effective Advocacy

The year may have just begun, but we are gearing up for Substance Abuse Prevention Advocacy Day in Atlanta on February 20. We will join agencies from across the state to talk about the importance of substance abuse prevention with our state legislators. While this day...

Be A Poser: Strike Your Power Pose

Contributed by the Walton County Youth Advocacy Board As members of a Youth Advocacy Board, we find ourselves doing a good bit of public speaking. Sometimes it’s in front of peers at school, other times county commissioners or state legislators. In any case, it can be...

Team Building Activity: Hand in Hand

As Alcohol Awareness Month comes to an end, take time to celebrate the ways in which you and your Youth Action Team or staff have been role models in your community related to underage drinking prevention. Use this activity to celebrate successes and determine future...

GTI 2016: A New Staff, A New Chapter

Over fifty people came together at Camp Christian on March 11-13, 2016 for Staff Development Weekend 1 (SDW1), kicking off GTI 2016 and beginning yet another chapter in Georgia Teen Institute’s story. Each of these individuals are volunteers who make up the GTI...

Make Your Voice Count with GUIDE YAB

“High school students should join the GUIDE Youth Advisory Board (YAB) because all the events and campaigns we are a part of provide us with youth voice and allow us to empower others.” Patricia Granda-Malaver, YAB President Does this sound like something you would...