Friday, June 11, 2010

Wood County youth rewarded for drug-free leadership

On June 10,  73 Wood County students who are members of Teen Institute were awarded for their hard work throughout the year with a trip to Cedar Point. 
Teen Institute emphasizes peer leadership and positive life skills development.  Members must commit to being drug free.  There is a Teen Institute group in each Wood County high school.
This year, area Teen Institute members participated in two area retreats as well as helped facilitate a retreat for the members of Junior Teen Institute which is open to junior high students.  Members also worked with Red Ribbon efforts in their individual districts, as well as other local drug free leadership activities., including an effort to send toiletry and food items to our troops overseas and various fundraising efforts to support the Cocoon Shelter in Bowling Green.
Teen Institute is a program offered through the Wood County Educational Service Center. Funding  is provided by the Wood County ADAMHS (Alcohol Drug Addiction Mental Health Services) Board and ODADAS (Ohio Department Alcohol Drug Addiction Services).

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