Sunday, July 16 – Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL 

Middle School/High School and PALS Participants

This application is for anyone entering 7th - 12th grade for the 2017-2018 school year. 

  • Registration Fee: $359/participant
    • An additional 3% fee applies for all online applications.
  • PALS Program: For anyone who has completed a minimum one year as a high school participant and will be entering 11th or 12 grade for the next school year. If you completed the PALS program in 2016, you will apply as a Youth Staff. Incoming freshman and sophomores are not eligible to apply for PALS. 
  • Deadline: June 9, 2017

If you have questions on where to apply, contact Ashley Webb, at 217.528.7335 ext. 12 or email 

*Transportation is not provided to or from CGTI. 
*A limited amount of scholarships are now available. These are partial scholarships to help offset the cost of attendance. If you'd like to be considered for one, please contact 

 Middle School, High School, and PALS (Paper) Application 

 Middle School, High School, and PALS (Online) Application

Adult Mentors

Adult Mentors attend CGTI with a group of participants and are responsible for facilitating their Community Action Team (CAT) meetings. They will also work with the students throughout the year to assist in the implementation of their action plans. Mentors also have the opportunity to attend TRAX, Round Robins, and General Sessions.

 Adult Mentor (Paper) Application

  Adult Mentor (Online) Application

Youth Staff Applications

Youth Staff are participants who have completed the PALS program and will be entering 12th grade for the upcoming school year, 2017-2018, OR is a 2017 graduate who has not yet completed Youth Staff. 

  • Application Deadline: May 5, 2017 

Alumni Luncheon

The Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute will be hosting an alumni luncheon for all of the alumni that have participated, volunteered and been impacted by these amazing prevention programs through the years!  

The luncheon will take place from 12:00-3:00 PM on Sunday, July 16 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.  After the luncheon, all alumni are invited to attend the opening ceremonies of the 43rd Institute. 

The cost is $25/adult and $15/child. Children under 5 are free. Deadline is June 9. Please follow the link on the confirmation page to submit your registration fee or email Ashley Webb, to be directly invoiced for more than 1 registration.

The Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute and Operation Snowball would be honored by your presence at the 2nd Annual Alumni Luncheon on Sunday, July 16, 2017.  

 Alumni Luncheon Registration

Questions, please contact Ashley Webb at or call 217.528.7335 ext. 12


Don't miss your chance to be a part of CGTI's 43rd Annual Conference. CGTI offers you the opportunity to showcase your business, organization, products, services, and programs to youth and adult mentors from across the state who are seeking opportunities to be catalysts for change in their school and community.

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