Georgia Teen Institute (GTI) is a youth leadership program for Youth Action Teams throughout Georgia that begins with a summer training program and continues with year-round support. Youth Action Teams attend a four-day residential camp held at Oxford College to develop leadership skills and engage in the Strategic Prevention Framework planning process through workshops, Team Meetings and team building activities. The teams work to plan and implement peer-focused prevention and community service projects. GUIDE follows up throughout the year with additional training and technical assistance, networking meetings and monthly reports outlining teams’ progress.
GUIDE’s mission is to improve community conditions by utilizing collaborations, promoting positive youth development, delivering specialized training and resources and preventing substance use and abuse.