Georgia programs your teen will love
Summer will soon be upon us. Teen schedules free up but parent schedules still remain constant and busy. Encourage your teen to volunteer and be an active participant in one of the many youth programs available in Georgia. Encourage them to be the change in their community. Here are just a few of the many opportunities to check out this summer.
Georgia Teen Institute. An initiative of GUIDE, Inc., Georgia Teen Institute is a youth leadership program that trains, mobilizes and empowers youth action teams (YATs) to address local issues such as underage drinking and prescription drug use. YATs members become active change agents in schools and communities, raising awareness and modeling behaviors that guide good choices. Interested in getting involved? Volunteer now!
More Than Conquerors, Inc. MTCI is a youth development program designed for ages 14-19 in the greater Atlanta area. The mission is to equip youth with knowledge and ability to lead healthy lifestyles for themselves and their families. Join them for the annual teen relationship summit this month.
21st Century Leaders. The goal of 21CL is to bridge today’s professional leaders with today’s high school students and inspire leadership within communities. Their purpose is to connect diverse ideas, transform student skill sets and attitudes and encourage future career planning. Student programs cover week-long summer leadership institutes, training, Leadership Connect, and Youth Leadership Teams. Applications are available online for students to apply.
Volunteen. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta provides summer volunteer opportunities to high school students, ages 15-18. Teens can volunteer at least one day a week for 5 hours, helping with administrative duties and customer service.
Teens at Work Inc. This program was established to enhance youth socially, psychologically, and spiritually. Kids will learn life skills, social development, and values. After school programs are available for ages 5-17. Camping and wilderness activities promote team building and survival skills. Mentoring is also provided through Teens at Work as well as volunteer event benefiting homeless outreach, community health, senior assistance and neighborhood cleanup.
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