Prevention Intiatives


Teen Institute

The Teen Institute program consists of drug-free high school students that encourage their peers and younger students to live a life free of violence, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (VATOD). These students participate in ongoing leadership training, prevention programs, community service projectsand social drug-free events. The Teen Institute students serve as positive role models throughout the school district and community with programs such as DARE and the Buddy Program. Several students have the opportunity to become involved in the county and state programs.

Junior Teen Institute

Junior Teen Institute is a middle school club for students interested in living a life free of VATOD. These students participate in numerous activities supporting peers and other students to be drug-free by supporting school wide prevention programs and social drug-free fun events. High school Teen Institute members serve as co-advisors with the adult staff.

Winners' Choice Camp (WCC)

Ten seventh graders from each middle school participate in a two-day leadershipprogram. Under the direction of the Franklin County Safe and Drug-Free School Consortium, WCC brings together seventh graders from all Franklin County middle schools to focus on healthy life-style choices. Drug-free high schoolstudents serve as youth staff for WCC. Follow-up activities and programs are provided for these students in their home school.


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